February 10, 2021, marked the 50th anniversary since the laying of the foundation stone of Dar l-Emigrant, Castille Place, Valletta.
“A permanent symbol of this country’s tribute to Maltese emigrants and a monument witnessing Malta’s bond with them”
(Charles Buttigieg, February 13, 2021)
“The history of migration from these islands, especially post-war migration, is now to a great extent the history of the Emigrants’ Commission. That commission was providentially fortunate in that, since 1953, it has had as its driving force Mgr Philip Calleja, who, since then, has dedicated his priestly life to migrants and to all people whose life has been affected by emigration.”
(Fr Lawrence Attard OP, June 24, 1975)