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

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

January 2016

Christmas Activities at the Formation Houses (Lipá)

The Ordinary Time begins tomorrow and it would be good to have a ‘rerun’ before the Christmas Season end (although in the Philippines, Christmas is said to end of the Feast of Sto. Niño). Oratory Christmas Parties As always, for every Oratory we organize, we see to it that there would be a ‘Christmas Party’ for

June 2015

Chronicle: Christmas in the jungles of Figeri and Fas – Part 3

Chronicle: Christmas in the jungles of Figeri and Fas Part Three Wednesday 24th Today’s Mass, even though it was very well prepared, was not solemn at all. The light was the lowest; hardly I could read. We managed to get an electronic generator but it was quite noisy. Also there were many babies crying.

Chronicle: Christmas in the jungles of Figeri and Fas – Part 1

Chronicle: Christmas in the jungles of Figeri and Fas We publish the chronicles written by Fr. Martín Prado in the Fas and Figeri jungles of Papua New Guinea mission. This text of daily records was addressed by Fr. Martin to his relatives and friends. Hence, it has a very personal style. Nevertheless, we wanted to