The Jesuits came to Malta in 1592 at the request of the Pope to open a college in Malta with the right of conferring academic degrees. When Grand Master Pinto suppressed the Jesuits in Malta, in 1768, their college became the University of Malta. The Jesuits again returned to Malta at the request of the Pope in 1845 and tried unsuccessfully to open a college at Valletta. In 1860 several Italian Jesuits, expelled from Palermo, came to Malta and the bishop of Gozo committed his Seminary in their care. In 1877 the English Jesuits opened a college at St. Julians, but this college was closed in 1906. A year later, the Sicilian Jesuits left the Gozo Seminary and by order of Pope St. Pius X opened St. Aloysius’ College at Birkirkara. Since 1945, the Jesuits have opened a novitiate in Naxxar, a retreat house in Mosta, and residences in Floriana, Senglea, Valletta, Msida, and Zejtun, while they were also entrusted with the running of Manresa House, Victoria, as a retreat house on Gozo. In 1999 the Jesuits set up the Paulo Freire Institute, In Zejtun, whereas in Sliema they still look after the Church of St. Ignatius, which once formed part of the old college in St. Julians. The contemporary apostolic priorities of the Society of Jesus in Malta are the intellectual ministry and the university, educational ministry, Ignatian spirituality, the Faith-Justice Centre the social apostolate, the vocation pastoral ministry, the youth ministry and the laity and collaborators.
70 Triq il-Ferrovija l-Qadima, Birkirkara BKR 1610.
Komunita’: Tel. 22793000
Kulleġġ: Taqsima Sekondarja: Tel: 2144 0325/6;
Fax: 2144 2146;
Sixth Form: Tel & Fax: 2144 1583;
Sports Complex: Tel: 2144 1502
Fax: 2144 2146;
Jesuit Refugee Service: Tel: 2144 2751;
1 Pjazza Emmanuel Tonna, Floriana FRN 1481 - Tel. 2124 7116;
Fax: 2123 5818.
Triq Carmelo Zammit, Msida MSD 2020 - Tel. 2134 4349 ;
Fax: 2131 0564;
Chaplaincy: Tel. 2340 2341, 21332207
38 Triq il-Markiż Scicluna, Naxxar NXR 2069 - Tel. 2141 0348/9, 21424156;
Fax: 2141 3904
Triq il-Kulleġġ l-Antik, Sliema SLM 1376 - Tel. 2131 6555
7 Sqaq San Adeodato, Zejtun ZTN 3072 - Tel. 2167 7841;
Fax: 2180 1387;
Triq Santa Dminka, Victoria VCT 9037 - Tel. 2155 6635;
Fax: 2155 9314;