2016' Christmas celebration and Pilgrimage of the Juniorate sisters
Incarnation is "an event greater even than the creation of the world and that no other event can surpass" <Constitution 3>, for Jesus Christ, true God and true Man, was born of a Virgin's womb for us to save us from our sin. As members of the Religious Family of the Incarnate Word, we have much more reasons to celebrate this Mystery as "...From this mystery we want to set out fervantly to restore all things in Christ (Eph 1:10). We want to be another Incarnation of the Word so as to incarnate Him in all humanity." <Directory of Spirituality 1>.
Our Juniorate sisters had various activities of celebration before Christmas: various Christmas parties with about 450 children and youth in different oratories, friends and family members, poor families and sick people in their apostolate; and Christmas Vigil Mass with other communities of the Religious Family (both IVE and SSVM) in Lipa with about 400 faithful. One sister also professed her first religious vow in the Holy Mass on the day of Christmas.
After Christmas, they went for short pilgrimage to Bataan - Bulacan to visit some churches of more than 400 years history. This pilgrimage aimed to deepen the understanding of the sisters with the Filipino Culture and the history of evangelization in this Catholic country in Asia. Pilgrimage is also a mean of penance with the intention of increase of vocation, as well as part of their human and cultural formation.