• Humanitarian

    Fighting for the poor
  • Humanitarian

    Fighting for the poor
  • History

    Looking back on a long tradition
  • Ecumenical

    Bringing Christians together

The occasion was further marked by the celebration of the Eucharist followed by a fund-raising lunch at the Le Jardins Restaurant in Mellieha. This shrine is one of the internationally recognized Marian Shrines originally constructed in the late 16th century and containing a Byzantine-style early 13th century fresco depicting the Blessed Virgin Mary with Christ on her right arm. This shrine has been the target of a number of Marian devotees including popes [Alexander VII and John Paul II] and grand masters of the Order of St John particularly the de Cottoner brothers.

The shrine was also in 2010 visited by the Spiritual Protector Emeritus of the Order of St Lazarus H.B. Patriarch Gregorius III accompanied by the current H.B. Patriarch Youssef I Absi.

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