These are friars who, through the centuries, have contributed to the cultural, religious and social enrichment of the country and the Franciscan Order.

(of each friar a more detailed description is being prepared)

ABELA, Fr. Giovanni Maria (1653-1731)
 - Minister of Inquisition

AZZOPARDI, Fr. Giuseppe (1623-1701)
- Saintly life

BALZAN, Fr. Giovanni Battista (1618c-1695)
- Musician
 - Maestro di Cappella (Catania) for 14 years

BONELLO, Br. Giuseppe (1808-1898)- Saintly life

BONELLO (BONELLI), Fr. Giovanni Antonio (1819-1882)
- General Procurator of the Franciscan Order
- Guardian and Parish Priest of the Basilica of Sancti Apostoli in Rome
- Preacher of Pope Pius IX

BONNICI, Fr. Francesco Agostino (1723-1802)
- Professor at the University of Malta
- Consultant of the Inquisition in Malta
- Famous Preacher (in 1769 he delivered the speech at the funeral of Bishop Bartolomeo Rull)
- Superior of the Franciscans in Malta

BONNICI, Fr. Paolo (1599-1657c)
- First Conventual Franciscan missionary in Romania

CAGLIOLA, Fr. Filippo (1603-1653)
- Historian of the Franciscan Province of Sicily
- Histographer of the Franciscan Order.

CHIRCOP, Fr. Bonaventura (1746-1810)
- Professor of Dogma in the University of Malta
- Superior of the Franciscans in Malta

FACCIOL, Fr. Girolomo (1647-1738)
- Segretary of Cardinal Lorenzo Brancati
- Superior of the Franciscans in Malta

FALZON, Fr. Francesco Arcangelo (1744-1798)
- Rector of the Pentenzieria of Loreto in Italy
- Guardian of the convent of Sancti Apostoli in Rome
- Master of novices at the Sacro Convento of Assisi

FIORINI, Fr. Bonaventura (1901-1990)
- Famous Preacher
- Franciscan Historian in Malta

HYZLER, Fr. Anton (1836-1912)
- Rector of the Basilica of Saint Anthony in Padova, Italy
- First Parish Priest of Boccadasse in Genova, Italy
- First Parish Priest of St. Paul's Bay, Malta
- Superior of the Franciscans in Malta

MAMO, Fr. Pius (1911-1971)
- Provincial that encouraged and developed the accademic field of the Maltese Province

MARINI, Fr. Carlo (1667-1747)
- Intelligent friar
- Celebrate Latinist
- Custos of the Sacro Convento of Assisi, Italy
- Guardian of the convent of Saint Francis in Palermo, Sicily
- Guardian of the convent of Fermo, Italy
- Superior of the Franciscans in Malta

SILLATO, Fr. Paul Anthony (1803-1877)
- Superior of saintly life
- "Professore di teologia Morale nel Seminario arcivescovile di San Calcendonio e maestro privato di questi Sacerdoti, che amano essere dalui diretti nello studio della morale. Religioso dotto e pio" (cfr. Ferris)

STELLINI, Fr. Bartolomeo (1590-1658)
- Missionary in Iraq
- First Apostolic Prefect in Mesapotamia
- Superior of the Franciscans in Malta

TONNA BARTHET, Fr. Luigi (1871-1917)
- Minister Provinical of great wisdom
- Parish Priest of the French Navy in Malta

VASSALLO, Br. Vittorio (1658c-1730c)
- Saintly life

VELLA, Fr. Bonaventura (1622-1702)
- Minister of the Inquisition

XIBERRAS (SCIBERRAS), Fr. Bonaventura (1876-1948)
- Re-established the Franciscan Order (Grey Friars) in England
- First Superior of the Franciscans in England since the reformation

ZERAFA, Fr. Carlo (1627-1687)
- Provincial of the Franciscans in Sicily

Research & writing by
Fr. Arthur Saliba OFM Conv

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