Our House of Formation is placed under the patronage of Our Lady of Sheshan, but we also have, as secondary co-patrons, the Martyrs of China. China has had a long history of persecution of Christians, thousands of whom have given the ultimate witness to the Catholic Faith. Among them are the 120 canonized by
At the end of the course of Philosophical studies, is the exam of Universa Philosophia. Held once every 2 years, this comprehensive exam consists of 2 parts, a written exam and, for those who passed the written stage, the oral exam. This exam is the culmination of months of great effort and personal study, beginning
The Academic Year of the Houses of Formation in the Philippines began with a Lectio Brevis presented by Fr. Marcelo Lattanzio, IVE, a formator at our House of Formation in Italy. Having obtained a Doctorate in Theology and having been a professor for many years in our Houses of Formation in Argentina, the United States
Fr. Gustavo Nieto, the Superior General of the Institute of the Incarnate Word paid a visit to the Houses of Formation and presided over the Mass for the beginning of the Academic Year. His visit also coincided with the Farewell ceremony of Fr. Santiago Vidal, IVE, the former Master of Novices who returned to Argentina.