Institute of the Incarnate Word (IVE) Info :
The Institute of the Incarnate Word was the first branch of the Religious Family of the Incarnate Word to be founded by Fr. Carlos Miguel Buela in 1984. The Institute of the Incarnate Word draws its spirituality from the mystery of the Incarnation; it was founded on the Solemnity of the Annunciation, March 25th, 1984 in San Rafael, Argentina. A few years later Fr. Buela founded a female branch (Servants of the Lord and the Virgin of Matará, SSVM), and a secular Third Order.
Fr. Buela wanted our Institute to be named “of the Incarnate Word”, in order to honor the greatest event of history, an event which cannot be surpassed by any other: the Incarnation of the Son of God.
By means of the profession of the vows of poverty, chastity and obedience, we want to imitate and follow more closely the Incarnate Word in his chastity, poverty and obedience. In addition, we profess a fourth vow of Marian slavery, according to the spirit of St. Louis-Marie Grignion de Montfort. By means of this vow, we consecrate our whole lives to the Blessed Virgin Mary. We, the religious of the Incarnate Word, want to be anchored in the mystery of the Incarnation, as St. John Paul II has said, “Is the first and fundamental mystery of Jesus Christ.” From this mystery, we want to undertake “to reestablish all things in Christ” (Eph 1:10), seeking to be as another Incarnation of the Word in order to make Him incarnate in all that is human. We are aware that, as St. Irenaeus teaches, “that which is not assumed is not redeemed”. Thus, nothing that is authentically human is foreign to us, because the life of grace that Jesus Christ came to bring to the world must be brought to everything and everyone.
The Institute of the Incarnate Word is a religious order that consists of priests, brothers, and seminarians. We are missionary and Marian.
We are a missionary order. “Missionary activity is nothing else and nothing less than an epiphany, or a manifesting of God’s decree, and its fulfillment in the world and in world history, in the course of which God, by means of mission, manifestly works out the history of salvation. By the preaching of the word and by the celebration of the sacraments, the center and summit of which is the most holy Eucharist, He brings about the presence of Christ, the author of salvation (Ad Gentes #9, Vatican II]).” We are convinced the world cannot be transformed apart from Christ and His Church. With the grace of God, we seek to evangelize all men.
We are Marian. In addition to our profession of the vows of the evangelic council, we profess a fourth vow to Mary, Marian slavery, following the spirit of St. Louis-Marie Grignion de Montfort. Through this vow, we consecrate our whole lives to the Most Blessed Virgin Mary.
If you have concerns, find out what others are saying about the Institute of the Incarnate Word (IVE):
Mission in Argentina with the Servidoras and communities of the Institute of the Incarnate Word
Institute Verbo Encarnato (IVE) – the Institute of the Incarnate Word
By David Clayton, April 12, 2016
“An order that embodies the principles of joyful evangelization in accordance in the spirit of Pope St John Paul the Great and Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI.”
The Institute of the Incarnate Word, is near or far to the Catholic doctrine? – April 15, 2013 – Aciprensa, Punto de Vista by Alejandro Bermúdez
Hundreds of Gaza Christians can travel to Jerusalem for Easter
The Institute of the Incarnate Word’s presence in Gaza…
Religious Superiors Report to the Pope. Between Decline and Rebirth
An article that indicates the Institute of the Incarnate Word as an institute that is “blossoming of ‘new experiences of consecrated life’…
http://chiesa.espresso.repubblica.it/articolo/1337009?eng=y – February 23, 2008
Father Luis Montes in Madrid will share his testimony in a refugee camp in Iraq…For more information http://infocatolica.com/?t=noticia&cod=26189 – March 14, 2016
Archdiocese of New York “A Gift for New York” by Edward Cardinal Egan, August 4, 2005
Cardinal Egan recounts how the Institute of the Incarnate Word and the Institute Servants of the Lord and the Virign of Matará efforts are making the parish and school of St. Paul, upper East Side of Manhattan, grow.
L’OSSERVATORE ROMANO – “The breath of mercy” A Reflection on love and suffering – The Religious Family of the Incarnate Word Homes of Mercy
An article published by Sr. Maria del Fiat Miola, SSVM in the L’Osservatore Romano, Page 8, called “The Breath of Mercy”. It recounts her personal experience in our home of mercy in Bethlehem.
|THE INSTITUTE OF THE INCARNATE WORD (IVE) NATURE|
|THE IVE PURPOSE: We want to dedicate ourselves to the evangelization of the culture|
|THE IVE CHARISM: Is the grace to know how to work concretely in order to prolong Christ in families, in education, in the mass media, in the intellectuals, and in all other legitimate manifestations of human life.|
|THE IVE SPIRITUALITY: must be deeply marked by the four aspects of the mystery of the Incarnation: its origin, its natures, the union of the natures, and its purpose.|
|OUR DEVOTION TO MARY: To achieve this disposition of maximum, total and unrestricted docility to the Holy Spirit, who is the Spirit of Christ (cf. Rom 8: 9) we need the Holy Virgin Mary to be the model, the guide and the form for all our actions.|
|THE IVE DEVOTION TO MARY: We manifest our love and gratitude to the Blessed Virgin by making a fourth vow – slavery to Mary according to Saint Louis-Marie Grignion de Montfort – so as to obtain her indispensable help to extend the Incarnation in all things.|
|THE IVE FOUNDER: Fr. Carlos Miguel Buela, who founded the Institute of the Incarnate Word – IVE, was born in the city of Buenos Aires on April 4, 1941. He was ordained on October 7, 1971.|