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Spouses according to His Heart

We desire “to give Spouses to Jesus Christ according to His Heart” In the past few weeks, six sisters who are from our province professed their final vows in various places.  We pray that by the grace of God, they will be Spouses who are conformed to the Heart of Christ, the Divine Bridegroom. Referring to the profession and the living of religious vows, our Constitutions say: The religious life,… 

Chastity Promise

On August 20th, a group of young adults at our parish in Dallas, Texas, made a promise to live chastity until marriage.  The palpable joy that radiated from them was a testimony of the fruit of this commitment they made. We share with you below the text of the brief chronicle written by one of our IVE priests who works with this group and helped to bring this about. You… 

Summer 2021

While the earth remains, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night, shall not cease.Genesis 8:22 Summer is a time for rest and a time for a change of activity. Summer 2021 has been a full summer for the Servidoras in our province. They have spent some time resting and praying, recuperating after a year’s hard work. They have also been busy with summer apostolates and… 

“To evangelize the culture – to transfigure it into Christ!”

The Feast of the Transfiguration holds a place of particular importance for our religious family. As our Directory of Spirituality says, it “reminds us of the specific purpose of our small religious family: to evangelize the culture – to transfigure it into Christ” (122).  That’s why this day is the day on which we particularly celebrate our charism – the evangelization of the culture! Our rule further instructs us (cf.… 

Lily of the Mohawks: St. Kateri Tekakwitha

Oil painting by Father Pierre Cholenec (1682-1693). He knew Kateri personally in life and was at her death bed. July 14th | Memorial of St. Kateri Tekakwitha (1656-1680) Today we celebrate the feast day of St. Kateri Tekakwitha, patroness of our novitiate house in Upper Marlboro, MD. The novitiate is where the initial stages of religious life are experienced and a more serious vocational discernment takes place. In a special… 

“Master, where are you staying?”

“Master, where are you staying?” — “Come and see.” – Matthew 1:38 This July we have various opportunities for those who are discerning a call to the religious life, and more specifically, to our religious Institute. Taking time to visit a religious congregation in order to “Come and See” how their spirituality and charism is lived out in daily and communal life can be a helpful step in discernment.  Below… 

“You are a priest forever…”: Five New Priests and One Deacon

Ordinations of Five New Priests and One Deacon On May 22nd, our religious family here in the United States had the great grace of receiving five new priests of Christ and one new deacon. They were ordained in Washington, DC at the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception by Bishop Roy Campbell. Though all six of these young men received their formation at the Fulton Sheen House of Studies Seminary (IVE… 

To the Heavenly Wedding Feast: The Death of Mother Natividad

“The wedding feast of the Lamb has begun, and his bride is prepared to welcome him.” — Revelation 19:7 Every soul is called ultimately to intimate union with Christ forever in heaven. As women religious and Spouses of Christ, we live now in this earthly life, what all souls are called to in eternity. For this reason, the death of a religious and a Spouse of Christ does not mark… 

Mama Lujan

Mission in Iceland – Procession with Our Lady of Lujan May 8 – Solemnity of Our Lady of Lujan On May 8th we celebrate the Solemnity of Our Lady of Lujan. (Although this feast is not a solemnity in the Universal calendar of the Church, for the members of the Religious Family of the Incarnate Word, it is a solemnity). On November 25, 2011, the Congregation for Divine Worship issued… 

Joy of the Easter Season

“Resurrexit Sicut Dixit!” Christ is risen from the dead! Allelulia!  Just as the joy of the Easter season permeates every part of the liturgy of the Church during these days of Eastertide, so too, for the Christian, should the joy of the Resurrection penetrate every part of our lives. The Easter season begins with Easter Sunday and continues with exuberant joy for 50 days, ending with the celebration of Pentecost. …