Beginning a new foundation in Orvieto, Italy
It was with great joy that we shared some photos of last Sunday, November 18, the feast of the Dedication of the Duomo of Orvieto (year 1290). On the occasion of this important feast the Community Servants of the Lord (SSVM) (invited by the Bishop of the Diocese of Orvieto Todi, Mons. Benedetto Tuzia) was officially welcomed into the Duomo.
We thank God who allows us to offer our service and develop our apostolate in such an emblematic place for the whole Universal Church. The Duomo of Orvieto guards one of the most important Eucharistic miracles, the miracle of Bolsena, which motivated Pope Urban IV to proclaim the Universal Feast of Corpus Domini in the Bull “Transiturus of the World” on August 11, 1264,.
During the Holy Mass the new community was presented. The Mass was celebrated by Don Stefano Puri, Archdeacon President of the Capitolo del Duomo and concelebrated by the canonical capitulars of the Duomo, by Father Caparrós (provincial of the IVE) and some other priests of the Institute.
The mothers of the general government were present including the Provincial, Mother Maria de Jesus Doliente and numerous SSVM sisters.
After Mass during a reception, we were able to share with those present a beautiful moment of singing.
The apostolate that the sisters carry out is to collaborate in sacristy, liturgy, perpetual adoration in the Chapel of the Body, cleaning of the various chapels and altars, artistic and catechetical guide of the different groups, catechism, formation for catechists and communion of the sick.
Concert in San Rafael – Argentina
Commemorative concert for the 25th anniversary of the Domenico Zipoli Institute, in St. Raphael the Archangel Cathedral. The choirs Santa Cecilia and Magnificat participated, as well as three vocal soloists from Mendoza: Sandra Pionetti (soprano), Gloria López (mezzosoprano) and Cristian Mella (tenor). The performance of the pianist Ynes Batura was also highlighted.
The closing song was “La Messa di Gloria”, by Giacomo Puccini”. The concert was conducted by Fr. Edgardo Catena together with Father Luis Facello.
Sub-diaconate in Byzantine Rite, International Seminary – Italy
Investiture of the cassock for IVE and habit for SSVM – Ecuador
Investiture of the religious habit in Philippines
Blessing of the land for the Monastery of the Servidoras in Philippines
Family Days in La Plata – Argentina
Visit to the Sick, parish St Jósefkirkja – Iceland
“Although God allows suffering to exist in the world, he does not enjoy it. In fact, our Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God made man, loved the sick; he dedicated much of his earthly ministry to healing the sick and comforting the afflicted. Our God is a God of compassion and comfort.” – St. John II, the friend of the sick.
In the fall, we began again one of our important apostolates in our parish: visiting the sick. We have been doing this once a week, every Wednesday night. We have been visiting them in nursing homes and helping priests bring them the sacraments. The sick have had the opportunity to receive the sacraments of confession and the Holy Eucharist….
Walk with the First Communion Children
Pro-Orantibus Day – Contemplative life
Monastic House of Formation: “St Paul of the Poor Clares” – Tuscania
Monastery “Patron Saints of Europe” – Spain
Celebrating 25 years of Priesthood in Chile
SSVM Novices received the new names in Italy
14th Anniversary of Girls’ Home in the Philippines
Pilgrimage to the Monasteries of Wady El Natrum in Alexandria – Egypt
Last Saturday the aspirants went on pilgrimage to the ancient monasteries in Wadi el Natrun, located between Cairo and Alexandria. Built around the 4th century, it is one of the three oldest large monastic centers in Egypt, which is still in use today. There were up to 50 monasteries of which only 4 remain. Several Holy Monks are venerated there, including St. Ammon, St. Arsenius, St. John the Dwarf, St. Macarius of Egypt, St. Macarius of Alexandria, St. Moses the Moor, St. Bishoi, Saints Maximus and Domatio, St. Poemen and St. Samuel the Confessor.
Feast in the IVE Novitiate in Brazil
Thanksgiving Day at Saint Gabriel Parish in Brooklyn, NY – USA
Parish “Saint Joseph of Anchieta” – Brazil
Manila – Philippines
In one of the primary schools of Metro Manila, where the Servants of the Lord give catechesis, some students received Jesus in the Eucharist for the first time. The Holy Mass was celebrated by Father Salvador, IVE.
Visiting the Zoo with children from the “The Good Shepherd” Parish
Pastoral visit to Mollepata and Limatambo – Peru
Minor Seminary in Brazil
Cooking at the House of Mercy
House Saint Hannibal of France – Peru
Baptism in Taiwan
Home “Divine Mercy” Brazil
Spiritual Exercises in preparation for Confirmation, Lima – Peru
Meeting of Families and “Open air” Street Apostolate in Verona – Italy
Third Order in Paraguay
On Wednesday we had a Retreat day for confirmandis and their parents and godparents in the parish.
The children of the youth group “Voces del Verbo” organized the event.
About 850 people participated.
St Isidro School volunteers in Chile
On November 10 and 11, about 100 people came to our convent in La Pintana, including mothers, fathers, students and former students of the school of San Isidro de Buin, to volunteer in our house.
They arranged the garden, catechism rooms, tidied up, painted and made a mosaic for the front of our chapel.
Permanent Ongoing Formation meeting of SSVM
In Holy Land
Confirmation in Iraq
A common photo for anyone else in the world but very special for us who saw how this place was after ISIS passed through…
Pilgrimage to Our Lady of Laus – France
Spiritual Exercises for Nazarenos in Buenos Aires – Argentina
Missionary Childhood in Ukraine
Play “The Life of Saint Joseph” – Brazil
Greetings to the International Seminary from Chile
Visit and register for IVE Meeting 2019
March for Life in San Rafael – Argentina
Spiritual Exercises in Italy
Children’s Camp in Argentina
From 3 to 21 December. For children from 8 to 13 years old, in San Rafael (Mendoza).
Information and registration: For men: Major Seminary “Mary, Mother of the Incarnate Word” (El Chañaral 2699) / email@example.com
For women: Juniorate “Santa Catalina de Siena” (Los Filtros 4400) / firstname.lastname@example.org
Day of Vocational Discernment in Italy
Family Day in Ecuador
Oratory in Holland
Pro Life Activities in Brunssum – Holland
Christmas Concert, Monastery of Saint Paul – Italy
40 hours in the Monastery USA
Our Monks in Tunisia
Life at the Novitiate in Ukraine
Pilgrimage to Our Lady of Apparition – Brazil
Inauguration of the IVE Novitiate in Chile