Pope Francis’ Global Compact on Education

The Global Compact on Education, introduced by Pope Francis, is a groundbreaking initiative that seeks to promote the values of care for others, peace, justice, goodness, beauty, acceptance, and fraternity through education [4]. This Pact is an alliance that generates peace, justice, and hospitality among all peoples of the human family and dialogue between religions [9]. The Compact encourages change on a global scale so that education may become a creator of fraternity, peace, and justice [6]… Read more »

Reflections for Lent 2023

Ash Wednesday

Some scientific experiments, such as in quantum physics, are complex because of the ‘observer effect.’ The presence of an observer changes the behaviour of what is observed. It would be like the BBC coming into your home with their cameras to do some filming. I’m sure everyone in the family would be watching their ps and qs! 

Ash Wednesday marks the start of Lent, a season of personal and communal renewal… Read more »

Your Precious Feedback for 2021-2022

As we evaluate this scholastic year and look ahead to the next one, we would like to listen to your feedback regarding certain aspects of our support to you and your school. Your feedback is greatly appreciated as it helps us to serve you better. Please answer the questions below in your preferred language. Thank you for your participation. If you want to talk to Fr Reuben Gauci, you can call on 25906153 / 79058498 or send an email at [email protected]Read more »

Pope Francis arrived and departed

As soon as Pope Francis’ visit was over, the Spiritual Development in Schools and the Prayer Spaces Teams organized a webinar for educators in State and Independent schools on the 11th of April 2022. The theme was: Pope Francis arrived and departed – How will his visit affect my life as an educator?

The aim of the webinar was to inspire all educators in their mission by delving deeper into the Pope’s message during his visit to Malta… Read more »

Stating the obvious, unlocking the cycle

In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit

Lord, it is good to give thanks to you.

1. Let us open our hearts to receive God’s Word
 He also told them a parable: “Can a blind person guide a blind person? Will not both fall into a pit? A disciple is not above the teacher, but everyone who is fully qualified will be like the teacher… Read more »

Is God that creative?

In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

The Lord is kind and merciful.

1. Let us open our hearts to receive God’s Word

 “But I say to you that listen, Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you… Read more »

“I felt part of a community who is feeling or going through the same challenges as myself.”

On Tuesday, 8th February 2022, the Spiritual Development in Schools team delivered training about ‘What are Prayer Spaces and Values’ with a group of forty educators from St Thomas More College Żejtun Primary B. 

The training helped educators realize that with simple everyday objects and spaces, one can reflect and pray and continue to build meaningful relationships within the Self, Others, The World and God… Read more »

Called to care: Why politics is not just someone else’s problem

In Yahad, the Justice and Peace Commission reflects on the wounds of our society, before proposing
a number of tools from Catholic Social Teaching which can help us build a more just and reconciled
The resource ‘Called to care: Why politics is not just someone else’s problem’ builds on the
reflections which are found in ‘Yahad’ and consists of three short workshops, each lasting around 20
minutes… Read more »

Shock treatment?

In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit

I will sing of your salvation.
1. Let us open our hearts to receive God’s Word
 Jesus began speaking in the synagogue, saying:
“Today this Scripture passage is fulfilled in your hearing.”
And all spoke highly of him and were amazed at the gracious words that came from his mouth… Read more »

On fire!

In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit

Bless the Lord my soul

1. Let us open our hearts to receive God’s Word
 A feeling of expectancy had grown among the people, who were beginning to think that John might be the Christ, so John declared before them all: “I baptise you with water, but someone is coming, someone who is more powerful than I am, and I am not fit to undo the strap of his sandals; he will baptise you with the Holy Spirit and fire.” Now when all the people had been baptised and while Jesus after his own baptism was at prayer, heaven opened and the Holy Spirit descended on him in bodily shape, like a dove… Read more »

Growth in wisdom.

In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit

Blessed are they who dwell in your house, O Lord.

1. Let us open our hearts to God’s Word
 Now every year his parents went to Jerusalem for the festival of the Passover. And when he was twelve years old, they went up as usual for the festival… Read more »

There’s a limit!

pixabay: embrace the limits of life

Read more »Fl-Isem tal-Missier u tal-Iben u tal-Ispirtu s-Santu
Kbir hu f’nofsok il-qaddis ta’ Israel. (Iżaija 12)
1. Niftħu qalbna għall-Kelma t’Alla 
F’dak iż-żmien, in-nies kienu jistaqsu lil Ġwanni u jgħidulu: “Mela x’għandna nagħmlu?”. U huwa kien iweġibhom: “Min għandu żewġ ilbiesi, jaqsam ma’ min ma għandu xejn, u min għandu x’jiekol jagħmel l-istess”. Resqu wkoll xi pubblikani biex jitgħammdu u qalulu: “Mgħallem, x’għandna nagħmlu aħna?”…