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

Christmas Celebrations at IVE Lipá

The Vigil of the Nativity of Our Lord was celebrated with great joy and solemnity at the IVE House of Formation in Lipá, Batangas. The Seminarians and Novices of the Houses of Formation were joined by the Sisters of the SSVM and our neighbors for the Holy Mass, presided by our Provincial Superior, Fr. Miguel

October 2017

Visit of Youth to the Houses of Formation

On Saturday, the 30th of September, some youth from several schools and universities in the city of Lipa paid a visit to the Houses of Formation of the Religious Family of the Incarnate Word. Gathering first at the Metropolitan Cathedral of San Sebastian in Lipa, the group proceeded first to the Novitiate House

August 2017

The Cultural Week

The newly professed brothers with some of the concelebrating priests “The Miracle of the Transfiguration, by which Christ showed His disciples the glory and beauty of His Body encourages us to tolerate difficulties by that brief contemplation of eternal joy … It also reminds us of the specific end of our small Religious

You Will Be My Witnesses: Christian Testimony from Syria and Iraq

Two missionaries from our religious family, Fr. Luis Montes, IVE, a missionary in Iraq and Sr. M. Guadalupe, a missionary in Syria, visited the Far East for a series of Conferences in Hong Kong, Taiwan and the Philippines. Fr. Montes and Sr. Guadalupe presented 2 conferences in the Cathedral of San Sebastian, Lipa

April 2017

IVE Popular Mission in Kawit

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

February 2017

IVE Youth Day 2017

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

IVE Youth Day 2017

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

January 2017

Maligayang Pasko at IVE Lipa

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

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