St. Lawrence Cemetery

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St. Lawrence Cemetery

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Vittoriosa, Southern Harbour, Malta Add to Map
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The St. Lawrence Cemetery Is Located In Triq San Dwardu Next To The Ruined Fort Salvatore. Back In The 18th Century Burials Took Place In The Crypt Beneath The Church Of St. Lawrence In The City Of Vittoriosa Itself, But After The Gun Powder Tragedy In Vittoriosa In 1806, No More Graves Where Available In The City's Churches And An Alternative Had To Be Found To Bury The Large Number Of Victims. Bishop Vincenzo Labini In The Year 1806, Authorized The Parish Priest Of Vittoriosa To Consecrate This Land To Be Used As A Cemetery.

Along The Years, British Catholic Servicemen Were Also Buried In This Cemetery. The Only Old Grave Left Intact Was That Of Noteworthy Irish Seaman Thomas McSweeney, Who Was Executed In The 1837, On Board HMS Rodney. His Grave, Located Near The Side Door Of The Cemetery, Is Still Visited By Persons Who Believe They Had Received Graces Through His Intercession.

In 1993, Work Started On Clearing The Old Graves On The Left Side Of The Entrance. Construction And Modernisation Work Commenced. In 1995, A New Chapel Was Built In The Centre Of The Cemetery. A Tomb In Its Centre Houses The Remains Of Three Canons Of The Collegiate Parish Of Saint Lawrence Of Vittoriosa – Canon Joe Bugeja And Blood Brothers, Canon Paul And John Camilleri.

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  • Added: 19 Apr 2012
  • Find A Grave Cemetery: #2446052