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July 2018

Lectio Brevis and the Opening of the Academic Year 2018-2019

With the solemn singing of the Veni Creator, invoking the assistance of the Holy Spirit, the academic year at the Our Lady of Sheshan Major House of Formation began formally with a Lectio Brevis, this time delivered by Fr. Nathaniel Dreyer, IVE, from the United States. Fr. Nathaniel graduated from the Catholic University of America

June 2018

IVE Lipa Goes to Convivencia

One of the essential elements of the religious life is a life in common. Religious make a commitment to live the community life in a common brotherhood and in our Institute of the Incarnate Word, we strive to live out this ideal in what is known as a Convivencia, a kind of living together. In

Holy Missions

What is a Popular Mission? The Popular Mission is simple way to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ to all the People of God. It is the fulfillment of Christ's missionary mandate: "Go into all the world and preach the gospel to the whole creation. He who believes and is baptized will be saved." As

May 2018

Deacons join Archbishop on His Pastoral Visit

After their Diaconal Ordination last April 9, 2018, the new deacons were given the opportunity to join the Archbishop of Lipa, Gilbert A. Garcera, DD, on some of his pastoral visits to the parishes in the province of Batangas. The deacons joined the archbishop for a pastoral exposure, while they are being trained on how

Mission in Tanauan City

Tanauan, just like the major towns of Batangas, is rich in history and culture. Tanauan was founded on 1581, on the border with another town called Sala along the shores of Taal Lake. The town was destroyed during the 1754 eruption of Taal Volcano and Tanauan relocated to its present location (with Sala becoming its

April 2018

Four New Deacons for IVE Philippines

The Spiritual Father of our religious family of the Incarnate Word, St. John Paul II, describes the ministry of deacons in the following words: Deacons are encouraged to take their inspiration from the Gospel incident of the washing of feet: “If the Lord did this”, it says, “then you deacons should not hesitate to do

March 2018

The Altar of God

“And the altar of a church, around which the holy people of God gather to take part in the Lord’s sacrifice and to be refreshed at the heavenly meal, stands as a sign of Christ himself, who is the priest, the victim, and the altar of his own sacrifice.” Rightly so, the altar is the

February 2018

IVE Youth Day 2018

“What a fantastic spectacle is presented on this stage by your gathering here today! Who claimed that today’s youth has lost their sense of values? Is it really true that they cannot be counted on?” Those words, spoken by the Holy Father Pope St. John Paul II in 1984 before a huge crowd

January 2018

Thomistic Studies: Man in His Knowledge

Thomistic Studies 2018  “Faith and reason are like two wings on which the human spirit rises to the contemplation of truth; and God has placed in the human heart a desire to know the truth—in a word, to know Himself—so that, by knowing and loving God, men and women may also come to the fullness

Pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Antipolo

In addition to the vows of chastity, poverty and obedience, the religious of the Institute of the Incarnate Word make a fourth vow, of consecration in filial slavery of love to the Blessed Virgin Mary, so as to better serve Our Lord Jesus Christ (IVE Constitutions #82). One of the means to effectively

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