Following a career as an IT manager, and having obtained a Masters specialisation in Geographic Information Systems, I decided to join the Archbishop’s Seminary in Malta to be formed into the Catholic Priesthood. I was ordained a priest on 27th April 2019. Following my studies in Digital Theology at the CODEC research centre, Durham University, I am now reading for a PhD at the University of Malta.
As a Practical Theological exercise, my research aims to provide a theological framework in order to be able to develop a common language to dialogue with the Maltese Generation Z (Gen Z). Through a constructivist mixed-methodology approach, the youths themselves will be protagonists in formulating the Church’s pastoral engagement with them.
I shall be applying a quantitative questionnaire which shall be followed by face to face open-ended interviews and subsequently focus groups. This will enable me to understand their existential and spiritual needs, allowing me to formulate a pastoral language, to enculture the Gospel to address their specific needs.
Prior to the seminary, I was working at Newgrove Ltd (UK), which followed a stint at the Lotteries and Gaming Authority, Malta as the Supervising Monitoring Officer. My responsibilities included monitoring the operation of all the licensees which fall under the Maltese Jurisdiction.
My motto is: invest today – help tomorrow. It is in this motto that keeps guiding me in my pastoral and academic formation.