60th anniversary of the death of the Founder
To mark the 60th anniversary of the death of the St George Preca, the opening hours of the Chapel of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal were extended on 26 July 2022. This allowed several devotees to visit and pray silently in front of the remains of the Founder. The SDC Centres at Fgura and Ħaż-Żabbar organised two pilgrimages to the shrine. Male and female members and candidates gathered on Wednesday 27 July for a celebratory General Meeting which was held at St Michael School.
Paradiso 2022: A Youth Experience (Poland)
From 28 June to 2 July, the SDC Youth Group at the Poznan SDC Centre participated in a five-day youth festival organized by the Archdiocese of Poznan. The Paradiso festival was held at Góstyn, on the site of Święty Gory (Holy Mount). The morning sessions were devoted to liturgical prayers and catechesis sessions. The Eucharist was joyfully animated with songs of praise by the Jordan Choir and Orchestra. The afternoons were devoted to sharing experiences in groups and various creative workshops such as sports, crafts, and art.
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.