The Mother House, Blata l-Bajda
Built on a site of a former cemetry, the Mother House incorporates the administrative offices of the Society, conference halls, a spacious auditorium, the archives, Preca Library, and the Chapel of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal. After World War II, Fr Preca became conscious of the need for a central house where the Members could be radunated and addressed. Up to that time such meetings were held in various churches and chapels. The Society acquired the site in the early 50s. The foundation stone was laid in 1954. For Fr Preca, this building could serve as a forge for the destruction of sin.
Let us pray
O Lord, grant that we abhor sin to be able to shun it and to avoid all that keeps us away from you, through Christ our Lord. Amen.
The Corpse of Fr Preca, Blata l-Bajda
In the Chapel of Our Lady of the Miracolous Medal, a flight of stairs behind the altar takes you to a wax image of Fr Preca, the most prominent and influential apostle of 20th century Malta. With his arms bent on his chest, with one hand opening three fingers and the other hand showing just one, the Founder is shown preaching silently on the Holy Trinity. Underneath the wax image, behind slabs of yellowish marble, lay the corpse of Fr Preca. It is still in an excellent state of preservation. It was exhumed on 7 July 2000 and was brought to this place of worship on 21 April 2001 from the crypt where it was buried.
Let us pray
O Lord, grant that through the example of Fr Preca, we take our sanctity with earnest so that we may become one in you, through Christ our Lord. Amen.