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Fr Mario Attard OFM Cap

FR MARIO ATTARD OFM Cap was born in San Gwann on August 26 1972. After being educated in governmental primary and secondary schools as well as at the Naxxar Trade School he felt the call to enter the Franciscan Capuchin Order. After obtaining the university requirements he entered the Capuchin friary at Kalkara on October 12 1993. A year after he was ordained a priest, precisely on 4 September 2004, his superiors sent him to work with patients as a chaplain first at St. Luke's Hospital and later at Mater Dei. In 2007 Fr Mario obtained a Master's Degree in Hospital Chaplaincy from Sydney College of Divinity, University of Sydney, Australia. Currently, he is one of the six chaplains working at Mater Dei Hospital. Furthermore, he is a regular contributor in the MUMN magazine IL-MUSBIEĦ and hosts radio programmes about the spiritual care of the sick.

Indifferent Souls

We are living in a world where many are becoming indifferent to God. Countless are the numbers of those who live as if God does not exist. And what is the fruit, if any, of such a poor life? Just tell these people to tell you what they really...

He is Holy Joseph

St Joseph’s feast day of 2021 was really an unforgettable experience for me. This was the first feast day which I celebrated as a chaplain at Sir Anthony Mamo Oncology Centre in Malta with our patients and their loved ones who are battling the...

Living the Easter Triduum

The Easter Triduum, which starts from Holy Thursday up to Easter Sunday, is really a splendid opportunity for all of us to appreciate Jesus’ infinite love for all of us. The Diary of St Faustina greatly helps us to appreciate and let this love...

Journeying Lent with Pope Francis

Lent is a journey of continual renewal into the paschal mystery of the passion, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. In this special time of the year it is important that we do not go about it alone but walk this journey in the company of others...

The Saints and Spiritual Warfare

One of the pivotal aspects of spiritual life is spiritual warfare. There is no concrete spiritual progress without battling for what is good and holy. Pope Francis brought this reality to the fore so beautifully when, in his Angelus address of...

Using the Psalms Among the Sick

Pastoral care with the sick has no expiry date. Every circumstance, hard as it is and may be, direly calls for the person and those around him/her to be cared for. In effect, pastoral care can be translated into a relationship that encompasses both...

Holiness is Everybody’s Business

Each and everyone of us was created to be holy. But how can this be? We are created by a Holy God! Many are the biblical verses which clearly show God’s holiness. I am simply resorting to few of them. There is none holy like the Lord, there is none...