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The Academic Year of the Seminary began with the Lectio Brevis which was given this year by Fr. Miguel Soler, IVE, our Provincial Superior. The topic of the presentation was the Blessed Virgin Mary in Revelation and he explained the role of the Blessed Virgin Mary from the beginning as the foretold New Eve up until the great sign of the Woman Clothed with the Sun in the book of Revelation.

The captive audience included the Fathers, Seminarians and Novices of the Institute as well as the Sisters and Novices of the SSVM.

The Day concluded with a Mass of the Holy Spirit celebrated by the Rector of the Major Seminary, Fr. Diego Ibarra, IVE. During the course of the Mass, the requisite Profession of Faith and Oath of Fidelity to the Magisterium was read by the professors.

After the Mass, our Provincial Superior led all the members of the Institute to renew our Consecration to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, placing all of us under His most powerful protection and offering up to him all our works.

Before the praying of Vespers and our daily Holy Hour, we had the Exorcism and Blessing of the Houses. After the recitation of the prayer of exorcism, the priests went throughout the entire seminary and novitiate blessing all the places with holy water.