Virginia De Brincat was born at Kercem (Gozo), the sixth of 11 children, and baptized on the same day at the mother church of St. George at Rabat – Victoria.
Virginia De Brincat is accepted in the association of the “Stars of the Heart of Jesus”, whose director was Fr. Joseph Diacono.
The first eight “Stars” start to form part of the religious association of the Franciscan Tertiaries founded by Fr. Joseph Diacono.
The bishop of Gozo, Mgr. Peter Pace, approves the new Institute of the Franciscan Tertiaries, the first nucleus of the future Congregation.
Virginia De Brincat is accepted in the Association of the Franciscan Tertiaries at 54, GhajnQatet Street, Rabat (Victoria).
Virginia De Brincat takes her religious clothing and is given the name Mistress Virginia of the Blessed Margherita.
The “House of Charity”, the seat of the Franciscan Tertiaries, is transferred to 10, Palm Street, Rabat (Victoria).
Mistress Virginia makes her temporary profession.
Mistress Virginia is appointed general Secretary.
The opening of the second house at Qala (Gozo), where Fr. Joseph Diacono was parish priest..
The opening of a house at Birkirkara, the first on the island of Malta.
Mistress Virginia drafts the first regulations of the Franciscan Tertiaries , directly elaborated by them.
The bishop of Gozo, Mgr. Peter Pace, hands over to the Franciscan Tertiaries the new Rule and the Constitutions, which he himself had prepared.
Mistress Virginia is elected Principal Superior (Primaria) of the Franciscan Tertiaries, instead of Rosanna Gauci who returned home to assist her sick mother.
Fr. Joseph Diacono, founder and spiritual director of the Franciscan Tertiaries, definitely hands over the guidance of the Tertiaries to Mistress Virginia.
The Perpetual profession of Mistress Virginia, who becomes Sister Margherita of the Sacred Heart.
Mother Margherita is elected general Superior in the first general Chapter of the Franciscan Tertiaries.
Mother Margherita is re-elected general Superior in the second general Chapter.
In the third general Chapter, Mother Margherita is re-elected general Superior.
Mother Margherita submits to Pope Leone XIII the first petition to obtain the DecretumLaudis for the Congregation.
In the fourth general Chapter, the term of office of general Superior expires for Mother Margherita and she assumes that of general Vicar.
Decree of aggregation of the Congregation to the Order of the Friars Minor.
In the fifth extraordinary general Chapter Mother Margherita is re-elected general Superior instead of Mother RosaliaVella.
In the sixth general Chapter, Mother Margherita is confirmed in the office of general Superior.
The opening of a house in Corf (Greece), the first beyond the Maltese Islands, is approved by the general Council.
Mother Margherita renounces to her re-election as general Superior.
Mother Margherita is appointed superior of the house in Corf.
In the eighth general Chapter, Mother Margherita is re-elected general Superior for the sixth and last time.
Mother Margherita forwards a second petition to Pope Benedict XV to obtain the DecretumLaudis for the Congregation.
Mgr. John Camilleri, bishop of Gozo, approves the rule of the Congregation, updated in conformity to the Code of Canon Law which had come into force on 1st January 1918.
Mother Margherita is received in an audience by Pope Benedict XV.
Pope Pius XI nominates Cardinal OresteGiorgi Protector of the Congregation.
Acceptance of the House of Adoration at Valletta (Malta), offered by the archbishop Mauro Caruana.
In the ninth general Chapter Mother Margherita terminates her office as general Superior. She will constantly remain a member of the general Council, as Councillor.
Mother Margherita is appointed first superior of the House of Adoration in Valletta.
Fr. Joseph Diacono dies at Rabat (Victoria – Gozo) assisted by Mother Margherita.
The opening of the house in Rome, in which Mother Margherita was interested since 1922.
The opening of a house in Sofi (Ethiopia), the first step towards the spreading of the Congregation outside the European continent.
Mother Margherita is appointed first superior of the new house at Xaghra – CasalCaccia (Gozo).
Mother Margherita is in Rome to take the place of the mistress of novices (Sr. DionisiaThomis) who is sick. In February 1933 she returns to Xaghra.
Mother Margherita is reconfirmed superior at Xaghra.
The Holy See concedes the DecretumLaudisto the Congregation.
Mother Margherita is reappointed superior at Xaghra.
Mother Margherita’s first heart failure. Similar attacks of this kind repeat themselves often throughout the following years.
Mother Margherita leaves Xaghra and is transferred to the Mother House.
Mother Margherita asks to be exempted from the office of superior of Xaghra and of general Councillor: the second request is only partly accepted.
The Congregation becomes of pontifical right with the Holy See’s definite approval of the Constitutions.
Mother Margherita dies at the Mother House (Victoria – Gozo).
The recognition of Mother Margherita’s remains by the bishop of Gozo, Mgr. Nicola G. Cauchi, on the occasion of their transfer to a niche in the crypt of the church annexed to the Mother House.
Cardinal PietroPalazzini, Prefect of the Congregation for the causes of Saints, grants the “nullaosta“ for the opening of Mother Margherita’s cause of canonization.
The bishop of Gozo. Mgr. Nicola G. Cauchi, officially opens Mother Margherita’s process of canonization.
The diocesan process having been concluded, the subsequent phase is initiated at the Congregation of the Saints in Rome.
The Cause of Canonization is passed over to the Relator, Rev. P. Ambrogio Eszer OP.
Official presentation to the Congregation for the Causes of the Saints of the Positio, the documentation on what the witnesses testified about the life and virtues of the Servant of God.
The Theological Consultants, entrusted by the Congregation for the Causes of the Saints, vote affirmatively on the Cause in recognition of the heroic virtues of the Servant of God, Madre Margherita.
The Cardinals and Bishops, presided by Cardinal J. Harvey, vote in favour of the Recommendation of a Decree of Heroic Virtues presented to them by the Theological Consultants.
Cardinal Angelo Amato, S.D.B., Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of the Saints, has a private meeting with the Holy See, Pope Francis, who authorises the Congregation to issue a Decree for Madre Margherita to be declared Venerable.