January 2018

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

November 2017

Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Universal King

Known locally as Cristong Hari, this feast was celebrated with great joy with a solemn Eucharistic Procession through the streets of our baranggay (village). The Code of Canon Law 944 states that "a procession through the public streets is to be held as a public witness of veneration toward the Most Holy Eucharist".

October 2017

Third Order Pilgrimage

As part of their formation, the members of the Third Order of the Institute of the Incarnate Word had a pilgrimage in the City of Manila last September 30, 2017. It was a sort of 'welcome' to the month of the Holy Rosary since they visited different major Marian shrines of the City, while praying

August 2017

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

October 2016

Institution to the Ministry of Readers

Last October 9, 5 members of our Houses of Formation of the Institute of the Incarnate Word in Lipa, Filipinas were instituted to the Ministry of Readers (Lectors) during the Holy Mass celebrated by the Archbishop of Lipa, Ramon C. Arguelles.  Attending the event were the members of our Institute, family, friends and

August 2016

IVE Philippines Visits Cavite

Crónica en Español. The first week of the August in the Institute of the Incarnate Work marks the celebration of the ‘Week of Culture’, which culminates on the Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord, which reminds us of our specific charism of Transfiguring cultures in to Christ, inebriating them with the principles of the

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