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2017 Ordinations

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Five IVE Religous received Ordinations in the month of May.

Fr. Willian Valle, Fr. Mariano Ruiz, Dcn. Cecilio Hernandez, Theodore Cardinal McCarrick, Fr. Manuel Palma, Fr. Michael Zhang, Fr. Ted Trinko (left to right)

How can I repay the Lord for all His goodness to me? I will take up the cup of salvation and call upon the Lord’s name

~Ps 116:12~

These words from the psalmist beautifully describe the interior sentiments of all five men who were ordained to the priesthood during the month of May for the Province of the Immaculate Conception. Hailing from five different countries, (Argentina, El Salvador, Guatemala, Hong Kong, and the USA) these new priests were made perpetual participants in the High Priest’s sacrificial office in three different locations on three different days. Fr. Ted Trinko was ordained in his home parish of Our Lady of Peace in Santa Clara on May 8th, Our Lady of Lujan’s feast day. Present at that Mass was then Fr. Michael Zhang who was soon thereafter ordained in his own hometown of Hong Kong on May 20th. Finally, Fr. Manuel Palma, Fr. Mariano Ruiz, and Fr. Willian Valle together with Dcn. Cecilio Hernandez were ordained together at the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington DC on May 27th by the hands of Theodore Cardinal McCarrick. In his homily, His Eminence highlighted the positive response to God’s call which was given by all the candidates and how their vocation ultimately called them to an intimate union with Christ. All three liturgies were accompanied by an overflowing spirit of joy and gratitude for the grace of the priesthood.

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Pilgrimage of Our Lady of Fatima

The IVE Province of the Immaculate Conception, in honor of the centenary of the Apparition of Our Lady of the Rosary to the little Fatima Shepherds, are having a State of Our Lady pilgrim through the different religious communities within the province
The statue of Our Lady of Fatima that is making her way around the various IVE communities within the Province.

Over the last several weeks a statue of Our Lady of Fatima has been making its way around the various IVE communities in honor of the upcoming Centenary of the apparition of Our Lady of Fatima on May 13th 2017, in Fatima, Portugal. The promulgation of this devotion quickly spread throughout the whole world. Devotion to Our Lady of Fatima and in answer to her request brought forth the imperative consecration of the entire world to the Immaculate Heart of Mary in 1942, by Ven. Pope Pius XII; and twice later renewed by Pope Paul VI and Pope Saint John Paul II (1967 and 1982).

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Popular Mission in Wauchula, Florida

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The blessing of the cross at the end of the Mission; outside the Parish of St. Michael in Wauchula, FLorida.

Every year the novices from the St. Isaac Jogues Novitiate House have their annual Lenten Mission, usually at parish of the Institute. This year the popular mission was held in Wauchula, Florida at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, an IVE parish and extended from February 25th to March 5th. Fr. Javier Ibarra, the novices, and novices of the Servants of the Lord and the Virgin of Matará (SSVM) spend their time in Wauchula spreading the Good News and bringing people back to the faith especially during this Lenten season in which we seek God’s mercy and forgiveness.

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March for Life & IVE Winter Youth Festival

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IVE priests, seminarians, religious and youth, at the conclusion of the March for Life, gather for a final group photo in front of the Supreme Court.

This year marked the 44th anniversary of the Supreme Court case Roe vs. Wade, which legalized abortion in the United States. Every year since then people have gone to Washington, D.C. to protest in defense of human life. This year, in comparison with last year, due to weather inconveniences, the march was significantly much more well attended as tens of thousands of people came to Washington Mall to March pro-life. The Institute of the Incarnate Word (IVE) as every year seeks to make a good turnout. This year about 270 IVE youth attended March for Life and/or the 3rd Annual Winter Youth Festival. The Institute had youth from all over the USA; coming from Alabama, New York, Florida, Wisconsin, Pennsylvanian and Connecticut, some even came from Canada.

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Trip to Argentina

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A group photo of some of the IVE priest and seminarians in San Rafael, Argentina with seven of the IVE priest and seminarians that travel from the USA.

Recently, brothers from the Fulton Sheen Seminary of the IVE, in Washington DC – traveled to Argentina. Father Christopher Etheridge, Deacon Wilian Valle, and 5 brothers spent the Thanksgiving holiday and the following week with other members of the IVE family which included time at the “Finca”, the first IVE seminary and motherhouse, with several 3rd order host families. The spirit of charity and joy made a deep impression on those who took part in the trip.

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