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February 2019

“A concrete imprint that the Trinity leaves on history”

Perpetual Vows of Bro. Ruel Juanta   Last February 3rd, we had a very special grace here at the Seminary. One of our seminarians made his perpetual vows, through which he professed to live poor, chaste and obedient for the rest of his life. In this way he made it clear that Jesus Christ

Thomistic Studies: Freedom

The Thomistic Studies are several days dedicated to the study of a particular topic in the thought of St Thomas Aquinas. The topics rotate in a cycle of 7 years and this year, the topic was on Freedom, which is one of the most important, if not the most important aspect of man that

December 2018

Christmas at the IVE Seminary

Christmas is the most joyous time of the year, as the saying goes. And it certainly seems so in the Philippines, where we can also say that it’s the most anticipated time of the year. Christmas décor starts going up in the homes in September and carols can be heard in the malls months before

November 2018

A Cultural Heritage

Every year during the semester break, which usually is from the last week of October to the first week of November, the seminarians especially foreigners who stay back to guard the seminary go out for a short cultural trip for a week to different parts of the Philippines. These cultural trips are principally meant to

A View of “Catechism Camp”

It was not exactly planes, trains and automobiles, but rather with cars, trucks, jeepneys, tricycles, and squeezed into transportation normally used to ferry their livestocks, they streamed towards the Seminary of Our Lady of Sheshan for the Catechism Retreat which gathers together the children receiving catechism from the Apostolates where our Seminarians work each Saturday

October 2018

Con la Reyna y el Prayle*

*"Reyna" y "prayle" son las palabras tagalo para "Reina" y "Fraile". La cultura católica de Filipinas proviene de las grandes y heroicas actividades misioneras de los frailes, que fueron los fundadores de la sociedad filipina. Para ellos, Manila era la "Nueva Jerusalén", incluso se había convertido en una "Nueva Roma", ya que estaba llena de

With the Reyna and the prayle*

*'reyna' and 'prayle' are the Hispano-Tagalog word for 'Queen' and Friar' The Catholic Culture of the Philippines came from the great and heroic missionary activities of the friars, who were the founders of the Filipino society. For them, Manila was the ‘New Jerusalem’, even had become a ‘New Rome’ as it was filled with gigantic

August 2018

Day of the Transfiguration and the First Profession of Vows

The Feast of the Transfiguration expresses the charism of our Institute of the Incarnate Word. In that event on Mt. Tabor, Our Lord was transfigured before His Apostles, Peter, James and John, showing thereby how the Deity assumed what was good in Man and elevated it to sublime heights. It is our charism to evangelize

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