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WATCH: Mother Teresa arrives in Malta in 1967
The reason behind her visit remains unknown…

Roxanne Grillo

Did you know that the missionary-turned-saint Mother Teresa visited Malta on not just one but on three different occasions?

A nostalgic video posted by the Malta Audio Visual Memories Facebook page depicts the late Mother Teresa arriving in Malta for the first time in 1967.

The clip follows her disembarking the plane, where she is excitedly greeted by a small crowd, including the late Father Charles Vella, who is well known among the Maltese for establishing the Cana Movement.

Similar to her second trip in 1971, the reason behind her first visit is unknown, however, a local suggested in the comments that Mother Teresa was invited to a personal dinner by a Mrs Audrey Pisani. This contrasts to her trip in 1976, when she came to Malta to address the Sixth World Congress of Lasallian Federations. The latter was her last known visit before her death in 1997.

17th October 2020


Roxanne Grillo
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Fresh out of student life, Roxanne has a passion for sustainability, animal rights, and female empowerment. Above all else, she loves baking, chitchatting with friends, and spending many nights in with her beloved cats.

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