Inauguration Day – 7th May 1908

“whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.”

Philippians 4:8

“quaecumque sunt vera, quaecumque pudica, quaecumque iusta, quaecumque sancta, quaecumque amabilia, quaecumque bonae famae—si qua virtus—si qua laus haec cogitate.”

Philippians 4:8

This quote was chosen by Don Urso, our first director, to be on the front cover of the programme for the inauguration of the Juventutis Domus, home for the youth, which was the first name given to the building upon its opening on the 7th of May 1908.

In this launch, 56 orchestra members came together with 138 choristers and soloists; sopranos, mezzo sopranos, tenors and basses. The inauguration was attended by the benefactor Alfonso Maria Galea and his wife Liża, as well as H.E. General Grant, the Governor of Malta, Don Michele Rua, the first successor of Don Bosco. and Mons. Grech. They were joined by the numerous workers, volunteers and their families that made this all possible.

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