The discovery of the Hispanity of the Filipinas is one of the concrete works of ‘transfiguring the culture’, for to rediscover the roots of the Filipinas is to declare with a loud voice that the culture of the Filipinas is a Catholic Culture.
Convivencia in Filipinas: Sagada
Once a year, the seminary and novitiate leave their home in Lipa and drives north towards the Central Cordillera Mountains. This more than 400-km journey offered us various scenes of the Luzon islands: from the busy Manila roads up to the chilly climate of ever-popular Baguio City.
Institute of the Incarnate Word
The Institute of the Incarnate Word (IVE) is a Catholic institute of consecrated life which is both a clerical and religious institute. Its members are priests, seminarians and consecrated brothers. Since it is a clerical institute, it is directed by priests that exercise the Sacred Orders. The majority of our members consist of priests or people studying for the priesthood.
St. Joseph Freinademetz Novitiate
St. Joseph Freinademetz Novitiate House which is located in the Philippines, welcoming candidates in East Asia (the Philippines, Hong Kong, Taiwan) who are interested to our small religious family. Recently, the novitiate house received applicants from the Philippines, Sri Lanka, India, Taiwan, Hong Kong and some other countries.
Lipa City Cathedral San SebastianLipa City Cathedral San Sebastian
With great hope and expectation we would like to invite you to participate in the upcoming conferences on "The Persecution of Christians", taking place on July 17th and [...]
With great hope and expectation we would like to invite you to participate in the upcoming conferences on "The Persecution of Christians", taking place on July 17th and 18th, at 5:30pm in the Metropolitan Cathedral of San Sebastian in Lipa City.
The conferences we will given by Rev. Fr. Luis Montes, IVE, currently a missionary in Iraq and by Sr. María Guadalupe, SSVM, missionary in Syria.
Both of them have been witnesses of the many struggles that Christians are undergoing in the Middle East for their faith in Jesus Christ.
Fr. Luis Montes, IVE, has spent 20 years evangelizing in the Middle East, and 6 of those years were spent in Iraq. Thus, he lived the conflict first-hand from Baghdad. Fr. Luis left Baghdad, after 5 years of apostolic work in this city, where he was pastor the Cathedral parish. He worked with the refugees at Camp Mary, spiritually attended to the Filipino community in the Green Zone, and ministered to other groups of Catholics in various languages. He now works in northern Iraq, as the Latin Vicar for Iraqi Kurdistan.
A missionary in the Middle East for 18 years, Sr. Guadalupe arrived in Syria in 2011, a few months before the war between the Islamic Terrorists and the Syrian Government began. She remained with the Christians there throughout the ISIS occupation of the city. She has given her testimony in various places including at the United Nations headquarters in New York.
In preparation for the upcoming feast of the Transfiguration, the Houses of Formation of the Institute organizes the 'Cultural Week' wherein the members of our Institute presents something about the [...]
In preparation for the upcoming feast of the Transfiguration, the Houses of Formation of the Institute organizes the 'Cultural Week' wherein the members of our Institute presents something about the cultures present in the world-- be it literature, art or history, or anything of interest.
Stay tuned for the upcoming Chronicle for the Cultural Week 2016.
Every August 6, the Catholic Church celebrates the Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord. For our religious family, this feast reminds us of our charism, the evangelization of the [...]
Every August 6, the Catholic Church celebrates the Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord. For our religious family, this feast reminds us of our charism, the evangelization of the culture. We sought to go to all the nations and the 'transfigure' their culture into the light of the Gospel.
All Day (Sunday)
Seek and you will find.
Am I called
Do I have vocation
The novitiate, through which life in an institute is begun, is arranged so that the novices better understand their divine vocation, and indeed one which is proper to the institute, experience the manner of living of the institute, and form their mind and heart in its spirit, and so that their intention and suitability are tested.
Constitution #238, Institute of the Incarnate Word
We are still working hard to give you a new sight of St. Joseph Freinademetz Novitiate House. Stay tuned.
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