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

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

December 2017

Christmas Celebration in the Apostolates

As a country with a Catholic majority, Christmas is an important part of the calendar. It’s a time for family reunions, renewal of friendships and fellowship and of thanksgiving. The Seminarians of the IVE carry on apostolates on Saturdays in various locations. As Christmas approaches, we take the opportunity to have a celebration with all

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

Holy Week and Spiritual Exercises 2017

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.

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

May 2016

Holy Mission 2016: Caloocan

A festive children's oratory during the Holy Mission 2016 in Bagong Barrio, Caloocan City. The Birhen ng Luján Quasi-Parish celebrates its patronal feast every second Sunday of May. This year, it coincided with the traditional date for the celebration of Our Lady of Luján in Argentina which is held every May 8th

March 2016

Visita Iglesia 2016

All Filipinos know what Visita Iglesia means, though it is in Spanish, since their faith cannot be but closely connected to Spanish culture and language. Hopefully it would remain like this, since Spain has outstandingly carried the Faith to this country. Who would dare to strip this merit form it? Time? Power? Protestant nations? Time moves

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