Province of the Immaculate Conception
In our Province
Family Formation Night – Nov. 19th in the Parish St John Baptist De La Salle
New Third Order members in Toronto, Canada
In the US, 17 Sisters received their new names.
The Beatification of Father Solanus Casey
Video: Our mission in Albania
Iconography Course in Ukraine
The Visit of the Apostolic Administrator to the House of Mercy, Child of God, in Bethlehem.
The Living Rosary in the Oratory – La Plata, Buenos Aires
Aspirants in Argentina
Confirmations at “Verbo Encarnado” Parish – Brazil
On Sunday, November 19th, 47 young people (and some not so young) received the Sacrament of Confirmation. May God bless these new soldiers of Christ!
Catechesis in “Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe” Parish – Peru
“Prayer nourishes hope, because nothing better expresses the reality of God in our lives than to pray with faith. Even in greatest trial of loneliness, nothing nor anybody can prevent what we address to the Father “in the secrets” of our heart, where only He sees” – Benedict XVI
St. Joseph Parish – Iceland
Novena at the Parish in Paraguay
Youth Festival at the Parish in Ukraine
Monastic House of Formation – Italy
Gathering for the Poor – St. Gregory Parish – Camana, Peru
On Sunday, November 19th, the World Day for the Poor, we had a festive lunch for the poor families of the area at the Parish of St. Gregory, Camana, in which around 200 people attended. “We cannot do great things, but small things with great love.” Mother Teresa of Calcutta.
Returning to the Mission, 2/2. Tanzania
We are doing a Mission Ad Gentes (to the people)… there are so many who do not know Christ. And in the hearts of many of them, they must be called in such admirable ways. May God grant us the grace to be faithful to our mission and that we may make the name of Christ know to the ends of the earth. As Paul and Barnabas preached at Antioch in Pisidia: For so the Lord has commanded us: “I have made you the light of the gentiles, so that you may bring salvation to the ends of the earth.” Upon hearing this, the Gentiles were glad and glorified the word of the Lord, and as many as had been destined for eternal life, believed. Acts 13:47-48
Social Doctrine Convention at Montefiascone – Italy
Religious Family of the Incarnate Word (IVE)Third Order meeting last Sunday in Brunssum. It was really a great time…
SSVM Novitiate, Argentina
The Novices dedicated a few days to study some of their Directories and to deepen themselves in their knowledge of our Charism. “Give me a religious that has been faithful to his rule and I will canonize him without examination.” John XXII
St. Cecilia Concert – Argentina
St. Teresa of the Andes Monastery – Argentina
The Last Day of Oratory – Peru
“How could I not be joyful? As long as Faith gives me strength, I will always be joyful!” Pier Giorgio Frassati
This Saturday we had the last day of the “Divino Niño” Oratory, which around 50 people attended. We prayed the Holy Rosary, followed by a festive lunch. Afterwards, the female postulants performed a skit and lastly some prizes were given out to the kids. We give thanks to Lord for giving us the opportunity to serve Him in those who are most in need.
Feast of St. Martin with the Children in Brunssum
On November 11th, the children celebrated the Feast of St. Martin in Brunssum, Netherlands by making lanterns for the St. Martin Walk. Before leaving for the Walk, they stopped by the Church of St. Gregory to pray. And so just as St. Martin of Tours came on horseback many years ago, the children went around town with their lanterns and a horse, wishing people a happy feast day. Finally, their day concluded with a campfire with hot dogs. We ask that you continue to offer your prayers for this mission.
Activities in Hong Kong During the Visit of Mother Corredentora
Mother Corredentora, SSVM (General Superior) visited the Ecclesial Authorities of Hong Kong: Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun; Monsignor Yeung Ming-Cheung, Bishop of Hong Kong, and Monsignor Ante Jozic, Representative of the Holy See. She was also able to spend time with members of the Third Order of our Religious Family and with the sisters who are missionaries in this Diocese.
Arrival to Taiwan
Provincial Patronal Feast of Our Lady of Gate of the Dawn in the Province of Northern Europe
Patronal Feast of Our Lady Gate of the Dawn. Nov. 16th, Mass with Bishop, Mass with the Religious Family of the Incarnate Word.
What a blessing to partake in the Holy Mass with His Excellency Bishop Linas in preparation for the Solemnity of Aušros Vartų Marija! Not only is this a great feast for the Religious Family of the IVE in Northern Europe, whose patroness is Our Lady Gate of the Dawn, but also for our communities and for the country of Lithuania. The Mass was held in the Church that is attached to the small chapel dedicated to Aušros Vartų Marijai (Our Lady Gate of the Dawn)., the Church was packed full of many priests, religious and the lay faithful where standing was the only option for the majority.
For the Solemnity of Our Lady Gate of the Dawn, we invited Father Domingo and the minor seminarians for the celebration of the Holy Mass, Vespers and a festive and delicious dinner to follow. We also had the great honor of celebrating the solemnity with our provincial superior, Mother Virgen Blanca, who came to visit the sisters for a few days. Between the preparations and excitement of the upcoming feast, the house was full of movement as the classical music could be heard throughout the house. Through her merciful intercession, we ask Our Lady Gate of the Dawn, Mother of Mercy, to obtain for us all the graces necessary to continue our work for the salvation of souls in Lithuania.
Other Activities in the Mission
Solemnity of all Saints in Santiago del Estero – Argentina
SSVM the Holy Land
Mother Nazaret, Provincial Superior of the Middle East, writes:
We give thanks for the last ongoing formation meeting. In it, the article by P. Buela about progressivism and the emptying of Scripture was presented. The presentation was given by Sister María del Socorro. The second point of the meeting was presented by M. Maria de Caacupé, who referred to the first part of the liturgical Life directory.
Once the presentations were over, vespers were prayed, followed by dinner. The sisters who came from Egypt to take the spiritual exercises were present at this meeting.
We thank the Lord for all his benefits and pray for all the missionaries in the world.
Visit of the Children from First Communion to the Little House of Mercy in Peru
Images of Our Lady of Fatima and the Little Shepherds Arrive to Hong Kong from Peru
Activities at the House of Mercy, St. John Bosco – San Rafael, Argentina
Trip with the Youth of St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish
“Crusaders of Jesus” Group