Malta

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In the year 60 AD, the galleon in which the Paul the Apostle was being taken to Rome as a prisoner awaiting trial, ran aground on the shores of Malta. From the seed St. Paul planted during his three month stay came forth one of the most unique Catholic cultures in the world.

Valletta


One of the oldest churches in the Maltese capital city, the St. Paul’s Shipwreck Church was built to commemorate the arrival of St. Paul in 60 A.D. following a shipwreck. We also visit St. John’s Co-Cathedral and the Grand Master’s Palace, headquarters of the Knights Hospitalliers of St. John.

Rabat


Location of the early Christian catacombs and St. Paul’s Grotto, where the saint is said to have lived and preached after his arrival in Malta.

Mdina


The Roman capital of Malta, Mdina is a co-cathedral with St. John’s in Valleta. Here St. Paul supposedly converted the Roman governor Publius, who subsequently became the first Bishop of Malta.

Mosta


The local parish church whose cupola is a replication of the Pantheon in Rome, with its impressive mural paintings depicting scenes of the life of Jesus Christ.

Ta’ Pinu Basilica


The most important Maltese place of pilgrimage, built to commemorate an 1883 apparition of Our Lady to a local woman.


For additional information, please call one of our Pilgrimage Specialists:
» Dublin 01 241 0800
» Belfast 028 9099 4854
» Cork 021 427 7959
» Cardiff 0292 000 3865
» Glasgow 0141 530 5060
» Liverpool 0151 909 2871
» London 0203 468 0617
» Manchester 0161 820 8790
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