Gonzi, Archbishop Michael b. May 13, 1885 d. January 22, 1984 First Metropolitan Archbishop of Malta. Born in 'Triq ta' Biswit il-Kwartier', Vittoriosa, on May 13, 1885 to Ġużè Gonzi and Margerita Tonna, Monsignor Count Sir Michael Gonzi KBE., D.D., was baptized at the local collegiate church of St. Lawrence. When he was five years of age, his family moved to Kalkara. Receiving his early education at Vittoriosa's primary school and later at the diocesan seminary of Floriana, he was ordained priest on December 19, 1908. Pursuing further studies...[Read More] (Bio by: Eman Bonnici) Mdina Cathedral, Mdina, Western, Malta
Mercieca, Archbishop. Joseph b. November 11, 1928 d. March 21, 2016 Roman Catholic Archbishop. Born in Victoria on the island of Gozo, Monsignor Joseph Mercieca entered seminary in his native city, being ordained priest by Bishop Joseph Pace on March 8, 1952. Furthering his studies in Rome, at the Pontifical Gregorian and Lateran Universities, graduating in theology and canon law, Mercieca served as rector of the Gozo Seminary from 1959 till 1969 when he headed to Rome following his appointment as judge of the Sacred Roman Rota by Pope Paul VI. Adviser of the...[Read More] (Bio by: Eman Bonnici) Mdina Cathedral, Mdina, Western, Malta
Psaila, Dun Karm b. October 18, 1871 d. October 13, 1961 National Poet of Malta. Dun Karm Psaila, sometimes called "The Bard of Malta" or "The Chaucer of Malta", was born in Żebbuġ and after entering the diocesan seminary, he studied philosophy and theology at the Royal University of Malta. Ordained priest in 1894, between 1895 and 1921, he taught various subjects at the named seminary, including Italian, Latin, English, arithmetic, geography, cosmography, Church history and Christian archaeology. In 1921, he was appointed assistant...[Read More] (Bio by: Eman Bonnici) Sacred Heart of Jesus Cemetery, Zebbug, Western, Malta Plot: Dun Karm Chapel.
Strickland, Gerald b. May 24, 1861 d. August 22, 1940 Prime Minister of Malta. The son of a naval officer, Gerald Strickland was educated at St. Mary's College in Oscott and Trinity College in Cambridge. Active in local politics from an early age, he was elected to the council of the government of Malta in 1886. Accompanying Dr. Fortunato Mizzi, founder of the Maltese Nationalist Party, to the first Colonial Conference in London, the result was the drafting of the new Maltese Constitution in December of the following year. Appointed governor of...[Read More] (Bio by: Eman Bonnici) Mdina Cathedral, Mdina, Western, Malta Plot: Family Crypt.
Strickland, Mabel b. January 8, 1899 d. November 29, 1988 Journalist. She was the daughter of Sir Gerald Strickland G.C.M.G., 6th Count della Catena and 1st and last Baron Strickland of Sizergh and Lady Edeline Sackville-West. She was a member of the Maltese Parliament, and founder of the "Maltese Times". Mdina Cathedral, Mdina, Western, Malta