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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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Letter of Fr. Carlos Walker to His Holiness Pope Francis

Posted by Fr. Carlos Walker, IVE on March 16, 2013
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Rome, 14th of March, 2013

Your Holiness,

I write to you in my capacity as Superior General of the Institute of the Incarnate Word to congratulate you on your election as the Successor of Saint Peter.

I wish to express our total availability and obedience in the arduous task of the New Evangelization. At the same time, I wish to inform you that our missionaries – the majority of them fellow Argentines – who are spread out throughout the five continents pray for you and commend themselves to your prayers. In a particular way, those who give testimony of Christian charity in very difficult places, such as Gaza, Aleppo, Baghdad, and in the ex-USSR. Today, all of them unite their hearts to yours in Rome.

On a more personal level, I would like to mention that I am the nephew of Father Eduardo Peralta Ramos and the first cousin of Father Juan Luis Moyano Walker, both Jesuit priests and now deceased, and the nephew of José Peralta Ramos.

May Our Lady of Luján, Patroness of Argentina, intercede for you and make fruitful your Petrine Ministry in the service of the Universal Church.

Humbly requesting your blessing upon our small Institute, I remain

Devotedly yours in Christ,

Fr. Carlos Walker, IVE

General Superior


To His Holiness Pope Francis

Vatican City, 00120


(See the original here – spanish)

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Prayers for Pope Francis

Posted by Fr. Carlos Walker, IVE on March 15, 2013
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Rome 14th March, 2013

Dear Father Provincials,

Last evening, we had the grace of being present in St. Peter’s Square when the white smoke was seen. It was a very special moment: The Square was filled with people who were praying under the rain with an incredible spirit and with a very contagious joy. There were people from all over the world: youth, elderly, religious, mothers with babies…

Last evening, we have again had the consoling fact of the election of a new Successor of St. Peter, “the Pope, the incarnate presence of the Truth, the Will and the Holiness of Christ”, which is “intimately united to the mystery of our religion, Who was manifested in the flesh (1 Tim 3:16), and therefore to our love” (Constitutions 12). In this concrete case, moreover, it has been the first Pope from Argentina, the place where our small religious family was born.

Hereby, I request you to invite all the houses in your respective jurisdictions to celebrate Masses of thanksgiving, for the intentions of His Holiness Pope Francis and for the fruits of his pontificate.

A warm farewell in Christ and the Blessed Virgin Mary,


Fr. Carlos Walker

Superior General

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Visit of Fr. Walker to Iceland

Posted by Fr. Carlos Walker, IVE on March 08, 2013
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Last week we had the joy of welcoming our General Superior Fr. Carlos Walker. He arrived on Friday afternoon, and was able to see the Servidoras in action with the children of the Oratory.

Over the weekend, Fr. Carlos accompanied us during the Masses for the different Filipino and Icelandic communities.

On Monday, he met with the Bishop of Iceland and in the evening, he presided and preached at the Mass during the formation meeting for the IVE religious family who were working in the island (6 sisters and 2 priests).

On Tuesday, he accompanied us in the Mass presided by the Bishop, in which 13 priests concelebrated – the ones who are working in these lands. The intention for the Mass was to thank God for the eight years of the pontificate of Benedict XVI. After the Mass, we had dinner in the bishop’s residence, as we always do at the end of every clerical reunion. Fr. Walker, at the request of the bishop, addressed a few words to the priests in which he thanked them for the example and the work which they do for the Church in a country as special as Iceland.
On Wednesday we visited the northernmost foundation of SSVM. Fr. Walker got to know the beautiful village of Stykkishólmur where the sisters maintain the Catholic presence.

Early on Thursday, we said goodbye to Father at the airport.

We thank God for all the benefits received during the visit of our General Superior, and we also thank Fr. Carlos for his generous availability.

IVE Fathers in Iceland

Celebrating the Holy Sacrifice with Fr. Horacio and Fr. Gabriel

Celebrating the Holy Sacrifice with Fr. Horacio and Fr. Gabriel

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Visit of Fr. Carlos Walker to USA

Posted by Fr. Carlos Walker, IVE on February 18, 2013
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October, 2012 “The Fulton Sheen House of Formation had the great blessing of welcoming the General Superior of the Institute of the Incarnate Word, Fr. Carlos Walker, on his first visit to the United States as head of our religious congregation. Elected in 2010, Fr. Walker is the third General Superior of the Institute, succeeding Fr. Carlos Miguel Buela, our Institute’s founder, and a member of the Institute’s original class. Although this visit is his first as General Superior, Fr. Walker is not unfamiliar with the States; 1989 found him in St. Gabriel’s Parish, Brooklyn, New York as one of the first IVE missionaries to this country, and the first Provincial Superior of the Province of the Immaculate Conception.

Father Carlos Walker, Institute of the Incarnate Word

With his plane touching down on Monday, October 17th, Fr. Walker has kept a non-stop schedule, meeting bishops, speaking to the priests of the Institute, and presiding at various Masses, including the Feast of Bl. Pope John Paul II, during which many of the seminarians of the IVE either made or renewed their vows. These seminarians also had the privilege of Fr. Walker’s presence for three days during the Co-Patronal Feast of the Martyrs of Daimiel before he left to preach a five-day series of Spiritual Exercises for many of the priests of the province. Following the Exercises, Fr. Walker continued his visit throughout the province, visiting our foundations in Philadelphia and others.

father carlos walker, institute incarnate word

Fr. Walker’s presence these several weeks has been and continues to be a great honor for our Province. We give Fr. Walker many thanks for this visit and commend him to Our Lord that He may continue to grant our General Superior wisdom and every blessing through our Heavenly Mother’s intercession as he continues to lead us, our Province, and our Institute in doing the will of God. Our Lady of Luján, pray for us!”.



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