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

Pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Antipolo

In addition to the vows of chastity, poverty and obedience, the religious of the Institute of the Incarnate Word make a fourth vow, of consecration in filial slavery of love to the Blessed Virgin Mary, so as to better serve Our Lord Jesus Christ (IVE Constitutions #82). One of the means to effectively

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

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".

More Lasting Than Bronze

The man who makes a vow makes an appointment with himself at some distant time or place. — G. K. Chesterton— To make a vow is nothing but to try to embrace in a single instant the entire time and space of a life… it is to be willing to meet with one’s self in

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

Conferral of the Ministries of Acolyte and Lector

Fr. Diego Ibarra, IVE, rector of the Houses of Formation, welcomes Archbishop Gilbert Garcera Blessed Pope Paul VI, in his motu proprio Ministeria Quedam established that “candidates for ordination as deacons and priests are to receive the ministries of reader and acolyte and are to exercise them for a suitable time, in order

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

July 2017

Feast of the Chinese Martyrs

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

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