Josef Sciberras

  1. When were you born and where did you live? 

I was born in June 1975 at Fgura.

  1. Where did you receive your primary; secondary and post-secondary education? 

At the local primary school and at the Lyceum Mikiel Anton Vassalli, Tal Handaq. I did my Sixth Form at Msida.

  1. When did you feel the call for a vocation with the Augustinians and what brought this about? 

Over many years I felt an inclination towards consecrated life but my contact with the Augustinians started during the summer of 1989 after an introductory meeting held at the above-mentioned Lyceum. After an experience of a few days at the Augustinians’ retreat/summer house at St. Paul’s Bay I liked the spirit and sense of community and this encouraged me to continue my search.

  1. What do you like doing in your free time? 

Reading; classical music; walking and the cinema.

  1. Can you mention an interesting book you read? What was the subject matter? 

‘Sull’ utilita’ e il danno della storia per la vita’ written by Friedich Nietzche in which the author goes deeply into the value, or lack of value, in the life of mankind and how this pushed human beings to the satisfaction of not remaining slaves of the ties with a past sense of life.

  1. Do you have a favourite quotation/saying? 

‘Se vuoi possedere la Carita’, cerca te stesso, trova te stesso’ (A. Agostino, Serm 34,7).

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