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The Preca Community officially known as the Society of Christian Doctrine – Societas Doctrinae Christianae was founded in Malta in 1907 by St George Preca (1880 – 1962).

A diocesan priest St George Preca, was born and lived on the Mediterranean island of Malta. Aware of the urgent need in spreading the Word of God and making it accessible to all, he was compelled to form an apostolic lay group to meet the need for a deeper formation in faith. Empowered to learn and teach the Word of God, the group flourished under his direction.