Wednesday, September 06, 2017

A New Catholic Media Apostolate Based in Malta

During my recent visit to Malta, I had the pleasure of meeting some of the people involved in the Traditional Latin Mass apostolate, which is based at St Paul’s church in Birkirkara, about a 15 minute bus ride from the center of the main city, Valletta. (Public transport in Malta is excellent, by the way, and easy to use, so Birkirkara is not at all hard to get to if you are visiting.) The Maltese are very proud of the fact that they received the Faith from the Apostle himself, who was shipwrecked there, as described in Acts 28, and it is nice that the group should be assigned to a church dedicated to one of their island’s principal patrons. The church has the traditional Mass every day, Sunday at 7 pm; Visit their website here:

Two of the members of the community, Kenneth Fenech and Gavin Muscat, have recently established a new Catholic media apostolate, True Light Catholic Media, “to present Catholic audio-visual content which is entirely faithful to the Catholic Church’s Magisterial teaching.” You can check out some of the services they offer on this page of their website; they are also on Facebook. Here is a really great example of their work, an interview with members of the Schola Sainte Cécile during their recent pilgrimage to the island, talking about the importance of Sacred Music. It features our own Henri Adam de Villiers, the conductor of the Schola, choir member and logistic director Fanny Bornot, and Gauthier Guillaume, a seminarian of the FSSP and alumnus of the church of St Eugène in Paris, where the Schola regularly sings.
The Schola sung several Masses during their visit; here is a recording of the full Sunday Mass at St Paul’s on August 27th, the 12th Sunday after Pentecost. Fr Nicholas Doublet, the celebrant and chaplain for the TLM, told me that they have only had a few solemn Masses thus far; let us pray that their apostolate continue to grow and thrive, and that they eventually have many, many more!

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