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Remembering Mons George Grima on the first anniversary of his demise

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Fr Gorg Grima founder of Gozitan Missionary MovementToday marks the first anniversary of the death of Father Gorg Grima, founder of Gozitan Missionary Movement ‘Jesus in thy Neighbour.’

The Missionary Movement is holding a programme of activities to commemorate Mons.George Grima on the first anniversary of his demise.

A Mass will be celebrated this afternoon at St.George’s Basilica, Victoria. Then on Saturday, the 29th of September there will be a Mass celebrated at Ta’ Pinu Shrine at 6.30pm. For those who cannot attend at Ta’ Pinu, the Mass will also be broadcast live on TVM2.

The Missionary Movement is organising an art sale of paintings and works of art donated by leading local artists and private collectors, which will be available for sale on Friday, the 28th of September, at the Pavillion Hall of the Westin Dragonara Resort in St Julians, starting at 7pm.

The Movement said that all money raised during the art sale will support various charity projects undertaken by the Missionary Movement in various homes opened in Ethiopia, Brazil and Kenya. This support involves the transfer of funds of about €100,000 monthly to feed around 23,000 children in these homes.

Please see here to view information on the selection of paintings being exhibited for sale, which can also be purchased online.

A bazaar is being held in St Francis Square, Victoria, to help raise funds for Missionary Movement ‘Jesus in thy Neighbour.’

The Missionary Movement founded by Father Gorg, has since its very inception taken the responsibility to care for those children that are orphans or are suffering with AIDS or they have any form of physical or mental disability. All the children supported by the Movement are under twelve years of age.

Father Gorg Grima also opened an eye clinic in Ethiopia in 2013, where many children and adults are being seen for conditions such as cataracts as well as other problems.

Father Gorg Grima was born in Victoria, Gozo, in December 1950. He was the second of ten children. He received his education in the primary school in Victoria and continued his studies for priesthood in the Seminary of the Heart of Jesus in Victoria.

He was ordained by Bishop, Nikol Cauchi on the 18th of June, 1977. On the 21st of September 1977, he went on his first mission to Brazil. He started his missionary work in the diocese of Londrina.

After three years working in this diocese, he went to work in another diocese of Bahia and then worked for another seven years in the diocese of Mariana, state of Minas Gerais.

Whilst he was in Minais Gerais, he built homes for orphaned children coming from poor families. He gave them food, education and medicine. On the 3rd of December 1987, he founded Missionary Movement Jesus in thy Neighbour’ and from that day, started his work in Africa.

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