January 2018

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

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

December 2016


The houses of formation of the Institute of the Incarnate Word in Lipa were once more privileged to be led by Señor Guillermo Gomez Rivera along the streets of Quiapo, a sort of oasis where millions of people gather to visit and identify themselves with the Suffering Christ. Quiapo was once a Parian

November 2016

Visita a Hong Kong

Querida Familia Religiosa, Por gracia de Dios, algunos miembros del Seminario de Lipá, tuvimos la oportunidad de hacer una vista a Hong Kong durante las vacaciones de mitad de año lectivo. La intención era conocer algo del mundo chino y visitar nuestra parroquia. Bueno, así lo hicimos y lo aprovechamos mucho. Entre las muchas cosas

In Hong Kong

Some members of our Houses of Formation of the Institute of the Incarnate Word in Lipa had the opportunity to visit Hong Kong during the semester break. This cultural trip has the aim of knowing more about the Chinese culture and make a visit to one of the missions of our Institute. Among the many

September 2016

Lorenzo Ruiz de Manila and the Filipino Nation

Chinese merchants in the Philippines Let us not end the month of September without talking about the first Filipino saint, San Lorenzo Ruiz de Manila. What could we learn from him in regards to our national identity? World War II scorched Manila and its suburbs, leaving us with burned cultural heritage 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

Gira por Cavite por IVE Filipinas

Todas las primeras semanas de Agosto celebramos, en el Instituto del Verbo Encarnado, la llamada “Semana de la Cultura”, la cual culmina con la fiesta de la Transfiguración del Señor; fiesta que nos recuerda nuestro carisma específico de transfigurar en Cristo todas las culturas, impregnándolas con los principios del Evangelio. La Semana de la Cultura

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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