Lay Carmelite - Advent Day of Recollection
Saturday, 28th November 2020
The Meaning of Advent and How to Live it.
Led by: Fr. Dominic Borg, O.C.D.
Fr. Dominic Borg is the provincial delegate of discalced Carmelite Friars in Canada. Specialized in Biblical languages of Hebrew and Greek. Past member of the Malta Bible Society, British and Foreign Bible Society and United Bible Societies.
Fr. Dominic Borg was born in Malta in 1947.He was introduced to the classical languages of Greek and Latin while studying at the Border School of the Discalced Carmelites, at the age of 10. At the age of 14 years, 6 months he joined the Discalced Carmelite Order as a Postulant and started the Novitiate at the age of 15.
After the Novitiate, he was sent to Oxford, England to study philosophy. After finishing philosophy, he studied theology at the National Institute of Ecclesiastical Studies for Religious in Malta ("INSERM").
While still a student of theology, he was asked by his biblical professors to join the Maltese Bible Society in their translation of the Bible from the original languages to Maltese. Having been granted permission by his Superiors, he was assigned the Book of Psalms. Apart from lecturing on Biblical topics, both to Religious and to Lay people, he held offices as Superior of Religious Communities and Master of Formation for Students and Provincial Councillor.
After his ordination in 1972, he continued to study Greek and Hebrew with Oxford University for 10 years. He has worked with national and international biblical Translators, and, at present, he is an active member of the British and Foreign Bible Society. He is also a member of the United Bible Societies. His specialty is the Gospel of St. John.