Our House of Formation is placed under the patronage of Our Lady of Sheshan, but we also have, as secondary co-patrons, the Martyrs of China. China has had a long history of persecution of Christians, thousands of whom have given the ultimate witness to the Catholic Faith. Among them are the 120 canonized by
At the end of the course of Philosophical studies, is the exam of Universa Philosophia. Held once every 2 years, this comprehensive exam consists of 2 parts, a written exam and, for those who passed the written stage, the oral exam. This exam is the culmination of months of great effort and personal study, beginning
The Academic Year of the Houses of Formation in the Philippines began with a Lectio Brevis presented by Fr. Marcelo Lattanzio, IVE, a formator at our House of Formation in Italy. Having obtained a Doctorate in Theology and having been a professor for many years in our Houses of Formation in Argentina, the United States
Fr. Gustavo Nieto, the Superior General of the Institute of the Incarnate Word paid a visit to the Houses of Formation and presided over the Mass for the beginning of the Academic Year. His visit also coincided with the Farewell ceremony of Fr. Santiago Vidal, IVE, the former Master of Novices who returned to Argentina.
As members of a Religious Institute, we are pledged to life a life in common and in community. "Fraternal life truly shows that we are united in Christ: You are all one in Christ Jesus” (Gal 3:28), as a distinct Religious Family. Fraternal life must exist so as to become a mutual help
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