The popular mission is a simple form of preaching the Gospel of Christ to summon all Christians to a more fervent practice of faith and calling them to repentance ‘for the kingdom of God is at hand’. During the first week of April, the Institute of the Incarnate Word carried out a popular mission in
The Easter Triduum makes us relive the central event of our salvation. These are the days of more intense prayer and meditation as we reflect on the passion, death and resurrection of Christ (St. John Paul II). Here, the Lenten Season ends and then the whole church glow once more with the Resurrection of Christ.
On the 25th of March 2017, the Solemnity of the Annunciation, when the Word was Incarnate, Archbishop Ramon C. Argüelles, Archbishop Emeritus of Lipa ordained Rev. Matias of the Institute of the Incarnate Word (IVE) to the Sacred Priesthood of Jesus Christ in the Metropolitan Cathedral of San Sebastian. The joyous event was concelebrated by
The Holy Father Pope Francis had selected the themes of the World Youth Days of 2017-2019 from the Gospel of St. Luke, putting the Blessed Virgin Mary at the heart of the reflections. According to the Holy Father when he spoke at the World Youth Day in Krakow, the themes “are intended to give a
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
The houses of formation of the Institute of the Incarnate Word in Lipa were once more privileged to be led by Señor Guillermo Gomez Rivera along the streets of Quiapo, a sort of oasis where millions of people gather to visit and identify themselves with the Suffering Christ. Quiapo was once a Parian or the
St. Thomas Aquinas was called by Pope Pius XI “non modo Angelicum, sed etiam Communem seu Universalem Ecclesiae Doctorem”, that is, not only the Angelic but also the Common or Universal Doctor of the Church. One of the most important aspects of the thought of St. Thomas is his recognition, that faith and reason are
Querida Familia Religiosa, Por gracia de Dios, algunos miembros del Seminario de Lipá, tuvimos la oportunidad de hacer una vista a Hong Kong durante las vacaciones de mitad de año lectivo. La intención era conocer algo del mundo chino y visitar nuestra parroquia. Bueno, así lo hicimos y lo aprovechamos mucho. Entre las muchas cosas