- FEAST OF THE SACRED HEART
- The Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus is celebrated every year in the Congregation in several areas where there are the convents of the Daughters of the Sacred Heart on the island of Malta.In Hamrun, the feast is celebrated one week after the Liturgical Feast. A high Mass is celebrated in the Church dedicated to ‘il-Madonna tas-Samra’.
Hamrun is the birth place of St George Preca, the first saint of the Maltese Islands who has been canonised by Pope Benedict XVI in 2007. The remains of the Servant of God, Mother Theresa Nuzzo are also found in this church.
In 2016, the Mass was celebrated by Hamrun Parish Priest Fr Walter Cauchi. Several girls and boys who received the Sacrament of the Eucharist for the first time this year were present, together with many Sisters of the Congregation Daughters of the Sacred Heart, their relatives and friends, and the people of this area of Hamrun.A good number of Indian and Kenyan Sisters who were attending the General Conference of the Congregation were present for this celebration.
Following Mass, there was a procession with the Blessed Sacrament, accompanied with reflections, prayers, and the singing of the people. At the end, the Benediction was given from the porch of the Church. Throughout the procession and the Benediction, the Blessed Sacrament was honoured with the presence and the playing of instruments of numerous boys and girls Scouts.A traditional practice since the time of Mother Foundress is the accompaniment of a small group of young flower girls who devotedly give out flowers to Jesus in the blessed Sacrament.