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Locality in Gozo Ghajnsielem
Status Church
Year Built 1902-1906
Dedication Saint Anthony of Padova (Ta' Giezu)
Feast date 13th June
On the 22nd November 1899 Franciscan Minors (Ta' Giezu) came to Gozo to settle in a house called 'Ta Gliex' at Ghajnsielem. On 1st August 1901 Rev. Gwann Borg, Mr. Mike (Manweli), Mr. Ruggier and Marjanna Borg donated a piece of land so that the Friars could build their own convent. The first Franciscan Guardian was an Apostolic Missionary Leone Ferro. It was only two months after that Father Provincial Tonin Casel decided to construct a church near the convent. Mr. Joseph Sultana a businessman from Nadur donated the money for the erection of the church. In charge of the building was master builder Mr. Wigi Vella who was also responsible for the design of the church. On 7th September 1902 Bishop Giovanni Maria Camilleri blessed and laid the first stone of the new church dedicated to St Anthony of Padua. It took four years to finish work and on 28th October 1906 the church was blessed. Bishop Giovanni M. Camilleri then consecrated it on 4th November 1912.

Ghajnsielem Fransiscan 01 Far Away View
Ghajnsielem Fransiscan 02 Front3
Ghajnsielem Fransiscan 03 Side
Ghajnsielem Fransiscan 04 Door
Ghajnsielem Fransiscan 05 Statue Outside
Ghajnsielem Fransiscan 06 Bell
Ghajnsielem Fransiscan 07 Altar
Ghajnsielem Fransiscan 08 St Fransiscus

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