30 years of priestly ordination

Posted by Fr. Carlos Walker, IVE on January 16, 2014
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From the 10th to 23rd of past December, I was in the United States. I visited the IVE communities in Wauchula (Florida), Brooklyn, Harlem and Bronx (New York), Philadelphia (Pennsylvania), and the Major Seminary in Washington, DC. In the last mentioned, I celebrated along with the major seminarians, novices and their respective superiors my 30 years of priestly ordination (December 18). In addition, I visited the Servants of the Lord in Florida, Washington DC, and the Contemplative Monastery in Brooklyn, NY.

I appreciate the hospitality and charity with which I was received by Fr. Daniel Mentesana and by the priests and sisters of the Province of the Immaculate Conception.

God bless you!

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International Award “Fontane di Roma” for IVE

Posted by Fr. Carlos Walker, IVE on December 10, 2013
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Dear Religious Family,

On Tuesday November 26, 2013 at 8:30 pm, the 33th edition of the International Awards was held  ” Fontane di Roma ” in the Auditorium Conciliazione under the shadow of the dome of St. Peter’s Basilica , Rome . Festival devised by the President of the International Academy “La Sponda “ Doctor Benito Corradini , who has an innate ability to organize charity events .

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 The motivation of the award is “the exaltation of the activity of the one who works with high endeavor, and professionalism to bring prestige, also in human terms, Personalities of the Culture, Art, Labor, the Spectacle , and that of  Sports in a friendly atmosphere, for a social speech and of civilization. ”

Many personalities of the culture, art, entertainment, music, diplomacy, science, medicine, and clergy, including His Eminence Cardinal Jose Saraiva Martins, Prefect Emeritus of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints and our Genera Superior, Father Carlos Walker, for missions around the world of the Institute of the Incarnate Word were awarded; particularly were mentioned the difficult and risky missions of Gaza, Aleppo and Baghdad. When mentioned, the audience was asked to pray for our priest and sisters who work there.

We sincerely thank from the bottom of our hearts thank Dr. Corradini and the Jury for the Award and will remember him in our prayers along with the members of his organization.

Fr. Andrea David, IVE 

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Martyrs of Pueyo

Posted by Fr. Carlos Walker, IVE on November 04, 2013
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Decree of appointment of the newly beatified martyrs of Pueyo as Patrons of the monastic branch of IVE.

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Feast of the Blessed John Paul II

Posted by Fr. Carlos Walker, IVE on October 23, 2013
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Circular of Fr. Carlos Walker regarding the approaching liturgical feast of Blessed John Paul II

Posted by Fr. Carlos Walker, IVE on October 15, 2013
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We offer you a circular from Fr. Carlos Walker, IVE, General Superior of the Institute of the Incarnate Word, regarding the upcoming feast of Blessed John Paul II, “father of our religious family,” which will be celebrated on October 22nd.

In Christ and the Blessed Virgin Mary,

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Rome, 11th October 2013

Dear Brothers in the Incarnate Word,

Since on the coming Sunday the 13th, we begin the novena in honor of our Patron and Father, Blessed John Paul II, whose feast is celebrated on the 22nd of October, we wish to remind you of the proximity of this feast and invite you to celebrate it fittingly in the various jurisdictions and the houses of the Institute.

On Monday the 22nd, we will celebrate the Holy Mass in the Basilica of St. Peter, in the altar of the tomb of Blessed John Paul II. All the members of our Religious Family who are in Italy will assist at this Mass. Afterwards, the members of the male branch will go to the General House for a festive lunch, and to continue with the feast in the evening.

In another attached document, I am sending you a prayer to John Paul II, which could be used during these days of preparation for the feast. This prayer was written by a priest of the Province of Loreto and was translated into Spanish by the seminarians in Montefiascone.

May Blessed John Paul the Great obtain for us the grace to be faithful to our charism, and through his intercession, may God send many holy vocations to our Institute.

In Christ and the Blessed Virgin Mary,

            Fr. Carlos Walker, IVE

General Superior

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Novena to Blessed John Paul II

Oh Blessed John Paul II ,

you, who are the Spiritual Father of our religious family of the Institute of the Incarnate Word , obtain for us the grace that we ask in this novena.

With trust we ask that we may become holy priests of the Institute of the Incarnate Word , according to the heart of Christ : who nourish our spirits with the Word of God, serve our neighbors in solidarity with the needy, abandon ourselves to Divine Providence , tireless preachers , “rich in spirit” “with  tongue , lips and wisdom, which the enemies of truth cannot resist”, merciful confessors, who are exceptionally fruitful in our apostolic and vocational efforts[1], not elusive to the missionary adventure , always cheerful – even in difficulties, lovers of the Cross and true devotees of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

We ask that we may be always faithful to God, fulfilling at all times His Holy Will and persevere until death in this religious family.

May the Most Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of Priests , whom you loved so much and to whom we profess to be her slaves of love, protect us from on high from all dangers, temptations, and attacks of the devil, that we may one day reach Heaven along with all those souls who have been entrusted to us during our entire ministry. Amen .

Pater , Ave and Gloria.

Blessed John Paul II, pray for us (3 times).



[1] Cf. IVE Constitutions, n. 231.

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Message on the occasion of the feast of St. Francis of Assisi

Posted by Fr. Carlos Walker, IVE on October 07, 2013
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Visit of Fr. Carlos Walker to Holland

Posted by Fr. Carlos Walker, IVE on October 03, 2013
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Letter from Fr. Carlos Walker to provincial superiors of the Institute of the Incarnate Word

Posted by Fr. Carlos Walker, IVE on September 19, 2013
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Letter from Fr. Carlos Walker to provincial superiors of the Institute of the Incarnate Word with the occasion of the recently concluded VII General Conference.

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Prayers for peace in Syria and Egypt

Posted by Fr. Carlos Walker, IVE on August 30, 2013
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Rome, 26th August 2013

Dear Brothers in the Incarnate Word,

It is well known that in the war that has long hit Syria there has been constantly increasing violence. The news of recent days indicates a worsening of the conflict, which seems to be far from reaching a solution. Our Christian brothers are the most affected, and there is evidence of numerous martyrdoms in the hands of Islamist hordes. Similarly, the situation in Egypt is extremely delicate, where in the past week, more than 60 Christian churches and religious houses were burnt down, putting the country in danger of a civil war and unleashing a persecution against Christians.

The Holy Father Francis, during the recitation of the Angelus last Sunday in Rome, resolutely called for peace, appealing to the authorities of the international community to make every effort to find a solution that will bring back peace to Syria. The Pope also urged us to unceasingly invoke the Queen of Peace that she may intercede with her Son and grant the gift of peace to these martyred regions.

The General Government of the Institute, echoing the call of the Pope and that of a proposal received from our monks, and in agreement with the General Government of the Servants of the Lord and the Virgin of Matará, has decided to summon all the religious of our religious family to pray and offer sacrifices for peace in Syria and Egypt. In a particular manner, we propose that in all our houses and apostolic works (parishes, Houses of Mercy, schools, etc..), the coming Sunday, September 1, be a special day dedicated to prayer for peace, especially offering the Holy Sacrifice of the Altar for this intention, and asking our communities and parishioners to pray for the same purpose.  As I had told you in my previous circular, in which we had convoked a similar day of prayer on 23rd December, we place our complete trust in the words of Our Lord Jesus Christ, who said:  “I say to you, if two of you agree on earth about anything they ask, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven. For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I in the midst of them” (Mt 18,19-20).

In particular, we ask you to remember our missionaries who are in these tormented regions, and also the parishioners and beneficiaries of our missions there.

We put these intentions in the hands of Mary, Queen of Peace and Mother of the Prince of Peace.

In the Incarnate Word and His Blessed Mother,

 Fr. Carlos Walker, IVE

General Superior 

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Greetings of Fr. Carlos Walker on the feast day of the Transfiguration of the Lord

Posted by Fr. Carlos Walker, IVE on August 16, 2013
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Dear All in the Incarnate Word,

On the day of the Feast of the Transfiguration of Our Lord Jesus Christ, the day in which we also recall the specific end of our Institute of the Incarnate Word, I send my regards to everyone with the desire that you are doing well.

I have attached a document t that I have prepared regarding the relationship that exists between love and the observance of the Constitutions and the personal sanctification and the apostolate of the religious, hoping that it will be of spiritual benefit to you. (Download here: El-Religioso-y-las-Constituciones)

I remember you in my prayers.

Wish you all a blessed day!

May Mary Most Holy grant us to be faithful to the mission that the Lord has given us.

 

Fr.  Carlos Walker, IVE

General Superior

 

 

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