Fr Michael Attard was “contemplative in action” – Bishop Grech
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An the grave of the Servant of God Fr Michael Attard on the day of his sixtieth Presbyterial anniversary, the Bishop of Gozo Mario Grech proposed this Gozitan priest as “contemplative in action.”
Bishop Grech said that “what distinguishes Fr Michael spiritually is not only the human virtues, Christian and even priesthood, but above all the work of the Holy Spirit in it – a simple priest, ordinary theological formation, weak and sick, but at the same time intuitive, prophetic, courageous and creative.”
In his homily, the Bishop Grech said that the writings of the Servant of God, show a truly contemplative man that “literally lived in Jesus’ company’. Fr Michael said that he not only “knew about Jesus, but he knew Jesus, and the fruit of this was an intimate relationship with him.”
“The desire of Michael Father was to be at one with Jesus and to do the will of the Father,” said Bishop Grech.
Fr. Michael was born in Nadur, Gozo, on the 1st of October 1933, he was ordained at the Gozo Cathedral on April 12, 1959. Fr. Michael died in July 2004, at the age of 71, after being in bed for many years due to illness.
Fr Michael Attard’s grave is located in the old Cemetery of Our Lady of Sorrows, Nadur.
Photos by Mario Muscat