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
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.
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.
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!”.