Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Gozitan and Maltese students celebrate Life

On Tuesday 15th May 2012 Dar Guzeppa Debono organized the closing of the project ‘The Value of Life’ in which all Form III students that belong to the secondary schools of Gozo took part together with the Form IV students of the Saint Monica School of Birkirkara. The celebration began with a walk from the beginning of the road leading to the Ta’ Pinu Sanctuary to the sanctuary itself. The walk was named ‘The Walk of Life’. Along the walk, there were nine consecutive stops in commemorating the nine months of a baby in its mother’s womb.

As they arrived in the sanctuary, Rector Fr Gerard Buhagiar made a reflection about the Blessed Virgin Mary and the message she conveyed to Karmni Grima. He explained the religious meaning of the walk that the students had just walked and tied it with the meaning of the walk of life that we all have to do. Fr. Buhagiar emphasised on the beauty of life and on the importance of not missing such a beauty.

The program was quite a varied one with Bishop of Gozo Mgr. Mario Grech speaking about the movements and organisations that bypass the rights of those who live in a situation of abuse or are disadvantaged. Why should a baby in the womb not be able to defend itself? Why are we living in an age where are proud of the freedom that we have in many areas of life and then some people are in favour of abortion? Democracy and abortion do not go hand in hand.

‘Dear students’ said the bishop, ‘let us enjoy life and destroy the culture of death that lies all around us. Let us people in favour of the culture of life’. The bishop ended his speech by praising this initiative.

The students participated in this program and they were all given a certificate of the occasion. After the celebration there was time for recreation and socialization for all those present.