The Servant of God, Ewġenju Borg, First Superior General of the Society of Christian Doctrine, more commonly known as MUSEUM, was born in Senglea, Malta, on July 24, 1886. His family moved to Ħamrun when Eugenio was still a young boy. It was here that he and a group of other young men providentially met Dun Ġorġ Preca who began forming the idea of a society of lay people to spread the teachings of the Catholic Church. At that time ignorance of such doctrine was ripe among the laity.
Because of the Christian virtues, that later Eugenio practised so well, even heroically, Dun Ġorġ used to take him apart and instruct him in the Sacred Scriptures and the saintly life that Christianity calls for. The seed fell on good ground and Eugenio made gigantic progress in the way of perfection.
By profession, Eugenio was a pattern-maker, employed as such in the then Naval Dockyard. Here he did not only excel in the ability of his craft, but more importantly he shone in the practice of a virtuous life. Those who knew him on the shop floor used to refer to him as "Il-Qaddis". And they were not wide off the mark.
"Ġeġè", as he was affectionately called by Dun Ġorġ, became the First Superior General of the Society of Christian Doctrine in 1926.
A lifelong diabetic, Ewġenju spent his last years with the intern members of the Society at Ħaż-Żebbuġ. He died at St. Luke's Hospital, Guardamangia, in the corridor of the M1 Ward, on March 12, 1967, aged 81.
Originally interred in the vaults of the MUSEUM Society at the Santa Maria Addolorata Cemetery of Paola, his remains were transferred to the Society Church of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal at Blata l-Bajda.
The cause for his beatification is in process.
Dun Ġorġ Preca, Founder of the Society, became Malta's first canonized Saint in 2007.
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