On January 4, 2017 Archbishop Ramon Arguelles of Lipa dedicated the chapel of the Novitiate of the Institute of the Incarnate Word in the Philippines in a solemn ceremony held as the fathers of the province of Our Lady of Sheshan convene for the fourth Provincial Chapter. The Novitiate of the Institute in the Philippines
The Provincial Chapter of the Institute of the Incarnate Word (IVE) Province of Our Lady of Sheshan, covering East Asia, took place from the 2nd to the 5th of January 2017. At the Concluding Mass of the Chapter, Fr. Miguel Soler, IVE, the Provincial Superior, consecrated the Province to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus.
There is a beautiful Philippine tradition of celebrating a nine-day novena in preparation for Christmas. Originally, it was known as Misa Aguinaldo or the Misa de Gallo (Rooster’s Mass) in Spanish, and these later came to be known in Tagalog as Simbang Gabi, or the “Dawn Mass”, rather similar to the Rorate Masses in honour