Welcome to my personal blog “Sicut passer solitarius.” The blog’s title reveals that I am naturally inclined for solitude. The title is taken from Psalm 101:8 and it goes: “vigilavi et factus sum sicut passer solitarius in tecto”. Vigilance, the freedom and ordinariness of a house sparrow, and “dwelling” in the heights, all express something of my character.

This blog intends to be a space of sharing the reveries of one who “has watched, and has become as a sparrow all alone on the housetop”.

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About me

Born in 1975. Carmelite as from 1992. Ordained to the priesthood in 2001. Ministering mainly in formation, spiritual direction, lecturing, retreats and talks.

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Graduated in Philosophy and History of Art (B.A.) in 1997 from the University of Malta. In 2000 graduated in Sacred Theology (S.Th.B.) and in 2002 pursued a Licentiate in Pastoral Theology (S.Th.L.) with the dissertation “Carmel: A Spirituality of Beauty.” In 2004, from the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome, obtained a Diploma in the Interdisciplinary Course for Formators (CIFS) and in 2007 completed the Doctorate in Spiritual Theology (S.Th.D.), with the thesis, “Union with God as Transformation in Beauty. A Literary-Spiritual Analysis of the Colloquies of Santa Maria Maddalena de’ Pazzi (1566-1607).”

Lecturing, as member of the Moral Theology Department, in Spiritual Theology, Consecrated Life, Spiritual Direction and Gender Spiritualities. Regularly delivering also talks locally and abroad in Spiritual Theology. Member of the Centro Studi Internazionale S. Maria Maddalena – Firenze (CISMAF), Executive Director of The Carmelite Institute Malta, member of the Għaqda tal-Malti – Università, and Research Fellow at the Bloemfontain Free State University.

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