A Summary on The Eucharist: Celebration of the Paschal Mystery A Catechesis: Hungering for the Bread of Life By: Most Reverend Robert Emmet Barron

By Mitos Gonzales “I don’t know right now any Church in the world more vibrant than that of the Filipino Church,” greeted Rev. Robert Barron, and the whole pavilion responded with a resounding applause. Considering the challenges being faced by the Church at this present time, he then continued, “It is the Filipino Church that is keeping it alive!” and…

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Summary on “The Manifold Dimensions of Eucharistic Hope” by Reverent Father Paul Vu Chi Hy, SSS

By Krisha Socito and Alexandra Muñoz Reverent Father Paul Vu Chi Hy, SSS of Vietnam discusses about the Eucharist in his talk: “The Manifold Dimensions of Eucharistic Hope” at the Waterfront Hotel last January 25, 2016. Over 300 registrants were able to attend and witness the session at the hotel’s Arctic I Hall. The three main points of his talk…

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Message and Homily of Cardinal Charles Maung Bo at the Opening Mass

Ako ay masaya na makarating dito sa Cebu! I stand on this holy ground, full of gratitude and joy, bringing the message of hope and joy from the prophet of the millennium, our dear Holy Father Francis. Pope Francis loves you very much! Ang atong San Padre gihigugma kamong tanan! Kayong lahat ay mahal na mahal ng Santo Padre! We…

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10 Facts About IEC Hosting

Did You Know? 1. The main venue for the 51st IEC is at the IEC Pavilion located in Pope John Paul II Avenue, Mabolo, Cebu City, Cebu, Philippines 2. There will be 16 keynote addresses by international speakers 3. Translations in English, Portuguese, Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese, Korean, French, and Italian are available during the Congress. 4. Masses, prayers & liturgical…

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Bishop Dennis Villarojo

Message of Bishop Dennis Villarojo in His Episcopal Ordination

My dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ, After the announcement of my appointment last July 3, one of my students, a former seminarian, sent me a private message on Facebook. It said, (and I quote) “’I won’t say ‘Congratulations, you deserve it!’ since we know for certain none of us deserves the love of God. I won’t even say ‘Keep…

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Eukaristiya - A Garden of Thanksgiving

Eukaristiya (Garden of Thanksgiving)

By Architect Mike Torres and Caryll Arcayan “Eukaristiya” is Cebuano for Eucharist, from the Greek eucharistia which means Thanksgiving. To commemorate the 51st International Eucharistic Congress in Cebu City this January 24-31, 2015, a religious landmark to be located at the Archbishop’s residence will be built and will be called the Eukaristiya – Garden of Thanksgiving, symbolizing the Filipino faith…

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IEC Painting and Photo Contest

IEC 2016 Photo and Painting Contest Updates

The 51st International Eucharistic Congress Committee on Cultural Events (formerly called special events) invites those who have registered in the IEC 2016 Photo and Painting Contest as well as those who are planning to register for the contest to view their updated contest mechanics below.

IEC Painting and Photo Contest

IEC 2016 Photo and Painting Contest

[social_button button=”facebook” fsend=”on” flayout=”standard” fwidth=”450″ faction=”like” fcolorsheme=”light”][social_button button=”twitter” tcount =”horizontal”] The International Eucharistic Congress 2016 Committee on Special Events headed by Msgr. Ting Ancajas, launched the IEC 2016 Painting and Photo Contest to showcase masterpieces of artists and photographers from around the world that reflect the significance of IEC 2016 and its theme: “Christ in You, Our Hope of Glory.”…

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History of the Archdiocesan Seminaries of Cebu

A Brief History of the Archdiocesan Seminaries of Cebu: The Main Venue of the IEC 2016 Seminario Mayor de San Carlos, as it is known today, began as a small mission school named Colegio de San Ildefonso, attached to a Jesuit House established in Cebu by Padre Antonio Sedeño in 1595. The Colegio’s operation was interrupted in 1767 when the…

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The Official Logo of the 51st International Eucharistic Congress

Last October 2013 the IEC Secretariat, as part of the preparations for the upcoming 51st International Eucharistic Congress to be held here in Cebu, hosted a Nation-wide Logo Making and Theme Song Composition Contest. For the Logo Making Contest, the IEC Secretariat invited artists from all over the country to create a logo which will encapsulate the spirit of the…

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