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 .


 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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Visit of Fr Carlos Walker, General Superior of the IVE, to the Holy Land

Posted by Fr. Carlos Walker, IVE on May 28, 2013
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From the 3rd to the 10th of May 2013, Fr Carlos Walker, IVE, visited our missions in Palestine and Israel. It was something that he had wanted to do since he took office.

Thanks be to God, he was able to visit all the houses of the Fathers, and could meet all the sisters.

Of particular importance and interest was his visit to the St. Porphyry of Gaza IVE Community which is responsible for the pastoral care of the Holy Family parish and two schools. Also he stopped by the SSVM Community working pastorally in the Gaza Strip, and the school of the Sisters of the Rosary.

Visiting an elementary school of Gaza

He also visited the communities of IVE in Beit Jala and Jerusalem and the Monastic Community in Sepphoris (a holy place where there is conserved the remains of the birthplace of St. Anne, Mother of the Blessed Virgin Mary and the Grandma of Child Jesus).

Providentially, he presided over the Solemn Mass of Our Patroness, the Virgin of Lujan. The Sacred Liturgy and the subsequent celebrations were in the chapel and the hall of the Child Jesus Home for the Disabled run by the SSVM in Bethlehem.

Fr. Walker also went on a pilgrimage to the principal Holy Places of our Redemption and met with His Beatitude, the Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem, Fouad Twal and the Bishop of Nazareth, Bishop Marcuzzo.

Fr. Carlos Walker and the religious who work in Gaza

Fr. Walker spoke with all the priests present. He thanked them for the welcome. He congratulated all of them for their dedication and good spirit in the mission and for the inculturation achieved by our missionaries in the Holy Land. He encouraged them to move forward, bearing in mind the importance that the mission of our religious in the Holy Land holds for all the members of Our Religious Family.

For all of us his visit was a great occasion for our superiors to know firsthand the complex and fascinating reality of our presence here. So also we grow in our desire to serve the Church better each day in accordance with the spirit embodied in our Constitutions.

We thank Fr. Walker for his presence, advice, and homilies.

P. Gabriel Romanelli, IVE


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