The Church gave birth to an epoch which saw its members grow and flourish and bear abundant fruit in the fertile land of the world’s five continents. This marvellous epoch may pass, but as long as it lasts, it continues to leave an indelible mark in all the nations through which our missionaries passed. Indeed this contribution was small and great at the same time. Small reflecting our population size, and Great because the Maltese Church owes its birth to the Greatest of the Apostles, St Paul. His shipwreck and acceptance of the Gospel by the inhabitants as recorded at length in the Acts of the Apostles, bore abundant fruit.
I tried to be true and just with all the communities who served in all the countries in the five continents. If I have left out anybody who tried to enter in contact with me, it was not planned and I therefore apologise. The aim of the book is not meant to be a history book, although one meets some patches of historical background. As its name implies, The Maltese Missionary Experience, the aim of the book is to show the span of the nations visited by our missionaries and through the experience of several of them one can have an idea of the work they tried to embark upon.This aim, I believe, was achieved because the collaboration from the various missions was outstanding.