Bells 1 and 5
(Sunday, 27th May 2012)
After a long journey of almost 5 years,
all the eight bells were lifted to the imposing
belfry of our parish church, dedicated to Our Lady of Loreto. The
culmination took place this morning when hundreds of
Ghajnslmizi gathered in the main square to witness
the lifting of the largest bell, the 5-tonne 'Maria
Loreta'. The St Joseph band played the 'Viva x-Xemx'
among the applause of the general public as the
final set of two bells were finally hoisted in place by
the French engineers from the Cornille-Havard
foundry in Normandy, France.
The set of bells have finally crowned
the majestic bell tower of Ghajnsielem parish
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