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Maltese Association

Order of Malta


Votive Lamp Pilgrimage to St. Paul’s Grotto


The annual Votive Lamp Pilgrimage to St. Paul’s Grotto in Rabat, was held on Sunday 9 June at 5:30pm.

Proceedings commenced in the Sanctuary of St. Publius, during which Archpriest Louis Suban officiated.

After some readings, a short procession was undertaken to St. Paul’s Church, during which the votive lamp was borne by members of the Order.

Holy Mass in St. Paul’s Church was then celebrated, and the votive lamp was lit after the reading of the Bishops’ of Malta Pastoral Letter.

Rev. Ewkarist Zammit, the parish priest of St Sebastian in Qormi, which this year financed the oil to be burnt in St. Paul’s Grotto for the forthcoming year, was the main celebrant.

After Mass, the votive lamp was carried in procession to St Paul’s Grotto where it was hung in front of the statue of St Paul.

Light refreshments were served in the gardens of the Wignacourt Museum after the event, courtesy of Monsignor John Azzopardi.