Priestly Ordination in San Rafael – Argentina
On December 2nd, Deacon Luis Maria Prado was ordained to the Priesthood and Seminarian Bernando Maria Ibarra to the Deaconate. Bishop Eduardo Maria Taussig of San Rafael, Mendoza was the celebrant.
Ordination to the Diaconate – Brazil
New Monastery in Brazil
A New Monastery, Saint Michael the Archangel, began on the first Sunday of Advent. The Holy Mass was presided by Fr. Gustavo Nieto, General Superior of the IVE. Fr. Alejandro Cunnietti and Fr. Esteban Olivares have been assigned to this new contemplative community.
15th anniversary of the Aspirancy “St. Christina” in the Middle East
On Saturday, December 2, by grace of God, we were able to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the founding of the Aspirancy “Santa Cristina” in Alexandria. We met in mid-afternoon for the celebration of the Holy Mass, where Fr. Gabriel Romanelli, IVE Provincial Superior of the Middle East, celebrated the Eucharist. In his homily, Fr. Gabriel emphasized the calling from God and the need of our fidelity to this call and to the graces that God daily gives us. He then thanked God for all the benefits received in these 15 years and the 12 vocations in those 15 years. He explained that humanly seen, the number of sisters may seem small, but God doesn’t look with human eyes. We can see the blessings of God just by looking at the many Masses that were celebrated there, the many Eucharistic Adorations that the Aspirants made, the works of charity and the many sacrifices. These 12 sisters are currently in various missions, mainly in the Middle East.
Mass of Thanksgiving in Anjara Jordan
For the past 4 years, the Mercy Home “Our Lady of Hope” in Anjara, has celebrated a Mass of thanksgiving for all the benefits received throughout the year. The benefactors were especially prayed for, because without their help, the work wouldn’t be able to be done. The bishop of Jordan, Archbishop William Al Shomali, celebrated the Holy Mass, and Fr. Refat Bader (the director of the Catholic Center of Communications of the Patriarchate of Jerusalem), Father Samer Sawalha, Fr. Yousef Francis, IVE and Fr. Marcos Salameh, IVE concelebrated. The sisters who work in the homes of mercy were present, along with benefactors, employees and parishioners of the parish.
After the ceremony we all had dinner together with the traditional fogon.
Let us continue to pray for the young people of this home, for their parents, the sisters, the benefactors and the employees.
Family Days- Ecuador
On the Solemnity of Christ the King, we had Family Days with the families in Loja, Ecuador. At the closing Mass, 13 novices received their new names.
Visit of the Apostolic Administrator to the Mission in Gaza
During the first days of December, we had the grace of the visit of the Apostolic Administrator of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem to our parish in Gaza. For the first time in many years, the bishop came to stay for three days on his pastoral visit to the Parish of the Holy Family in Gaza. After some preparation, we went to greet him at the gates of the wall that separates the city of Gaza from the rest of the world. With great joy, he was also received at the parish, where a large number of parishioners where waiting for him. During these three days, he was able to see the city, visit some Christian families and the Catholic schools, and conferred the sacraments of Confirmation and First Communion for 13 of our parish children. He was also able to participate in the daily life of the parish.
Marian procession in the Philippines
Popular Mission in Camana – Peru
Meeting of Families in Gaza
Oratory in Brunssum
Visit of Fr. Daniel Cima, General treasurer of the IVE, to the province ‘Our Lady of Zarvanytsia’
Sacraments in the Parish “San Jose Anchieta” – Brazil
The Servidoras in the Philippines
During the visit of Mother Corredentora, Superior General of the SSVM, many activities were carried out in the Province of Our Lady of Sheshan. There were meetings with the Third Order, meetings with young people from the homes of mercy, and a meeting of permanent formation. She was also able to visit many of the apostolates.
Formation day for altar boys in Paraguay
News from Tanzania
Sigue semana a semana las noticias de esta hermosa misión:
10 year anniversary of priesthood for Fr. Jorge Alvarez IVE
Fr. Jorge celebrated his anniversary in his mission in Luxembourg.
Iconography workshop in Gral. Madariaga, Buenos Aires, Argentina
A short chronicle written by Fr. Agustín Spezza IVE telling of this new retreat workshop on iconography.
In Tunisia: Conference on the Christians of the first centuries.
News from the Seminary “San Vitaliano Papa”
Feast of Saint Andrew, Patron of Scotland
Feast of Saint Willibrord, Patron of the Netherlands.
Pilgrimage to Saint Teresa of the Andes – Chile
Our missionaries and Third Order in Chile went on a pilgrimage to the Shrine of Saint Teresa of the Andes. They were able to pray, and then visited the monastery where she lived, which has been converted into a museum.
Feast of Saint Nicholas at the Elementary school in France
Oratory in Luxembourg
Holiness – Series on perseverance.