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THIS YEARS SPEAKERS WILL INCLUDE:
Fr Hayden Williams OFM (cap)
Fr Hayden Williams OFM (cap)
I was born on 9th July 1977 in a family of five and was raised up in Malta. From a young age I was active in my parish as an altar boy and later on as a member of the Legion of Mary. At the age of 13 I was introduced to the Catholic Charismatic Renewal.
In my teenage, I developed an interest in medicine and wanted to pursue my studies to become a medical doctor. However, during a Catholic Charismatic Conference on 10th April 1994, Divine Mercy Sunday, I felt Jesus calling me to become a priest.
Influenced by St Francis of Assisi and St Pio, through a process of discernment I embraced the call for priesthood in the Capuchin Order. On 9th October 1996 I joined the Capuchins and on 21st July 2005, I was ordained a priest by the Archbishop of Malta, Mgr Joseph Mercieca. I continued my studies at the University of Malta. After finishing my studies I was involved in the ministry for vocations and ministered as a hospital chaplain. Then I was appointed as the guardian of the Capuchin fraternity at Kalkara. After that, I answered to the Lord's calling to start off the Franciscan Apostles of Jesus and Mary on 7 October 2010, a fraternity of young men who live on providence and are dedicated to Jesus and the new evangelization in the power of the Holy Spirit. Alongside this fraternity, the Franciscan Disciples have been born.
I have also served on the council of my Capuchin province between 2013-2016. Currently, I minister to prisoners as assistant prison chaplain, in the Capuchin fraternity at Paola. I have written two books. I have also recorded the rosary and the divine mercy chaplet on a cd and YOUTUBE. I speak maltese, English, italian. I love the sea, countryside and animals. I am devoted to Mary, St Joseph and my guardian angel. My saint companions include Francis and Claire of Assisi, Therese, Padre Pio, Leopold Mandic, Solanus Casey, Louis Mary de Montfort, Faustina. I am actively involved in a preaching ministry both in Malta and abroad.
Fr. Eunan McDonnell
Rev. Dr. Eunan McDonnell,SDB is the Provincial of the Salesian Order in Ireland and Malta.
He has worked on the missions in Ethiopia,Africa before returning to Ireland to take over running St. Catherine’s House in Maynooth from our beloved late Fr.Michael Ross SDB, who is with us in spirit at our conference.
He was Principal of the local Secondary School while rebuilding St Catherine’s and at the same time completing his Doctoral studies. He lectured in the seminary in Ethiopia and also on his return he lectured in Spiritual Theology in Milltown. He succeeded Fr. Michael Ross as our new spiritual director to the conference. He has widened the focus on mercy which makes it more applicable to a wider audience.