Eleven members and candidates from the Julio C Tello SDC Centre gathered at the San Pedro de
Carabayllo SDC Centre (Peru) between 18 and 20 March. The aim of this live-in was to
strengthen the Assignment group, which now includes younger Candidates. The live-in included
time for prayer and sharing of reflections together. It also offered the opportunity for the
participants to get to know the children and adolescents attending the San Pedro SDC Centre.
ELECTS’ CEREMONY (PERU)
On Thursday 10 March the Julio C Tello SDC Centre (Lurin, Peru) celebrated its nineteenth anniversary. A Ceremony of Elects was celebrated to mark the occasion. Nine young men, most of them fifteen years old or older were received as Elects. Originally they had to be be received as Elects in 2020 but all activities in the Centre were cut short due to the pandemic. The parents who attended the Ceremony expressed their joy and gratitude for all that the SDC does with their sons. Some SDC Associates also attended.
PUBLIC LECTURE: DUN ĠORĠ ŻARMAT FI KLIEM (DUN ĠORĠ BROKEN DOWN INTO WORDS)
On Friday 11 February 2022, Joseph Buttigieg gave a public lecture entitled, Dun Ġorġ żarmat fi kliem: L-analiżi lessikali bħala għodda ta' interpretazzjoni. (Dun Ġorġ broken down into words: lexical analysis as a method of interpretation). The lecture was held at the Auditorium of the SDC General House.
This lecture, was organised jointly by the Department of Maltese at the Faculty of Arts of the University of Malta and the Society of Christian Doctrine (M.U.S.E.U.M.), showcased the research Buttigieg carried out for his Masters dissertation in Maltese Linguistics, under the supervision of Dr Michael Spagnol.
FORMATION COURSE FOR SDC MEMBERS AND CANDIDATES
The SDC started a two-year course of formation for all SDC members and candidates in the Delegation of Malta on 3 January 2022. The main areas of study are Human Formation, Intellectual Formation and Spiritual Formation.
Each area of study is divided into credits, with each credit including seven themes spread on seven weeks. Two meetings focus on each theme, the first one being a lecture or reflection on the theme by an expert in the field, and the second is a follow-up session held in the respective Centres.