The charism of our Religious Family is "the grace to know how to work concretely so as to extend the presence of Christ in families, education, the mass media, the scholarly, and in all other legitimate manifestations of human life. It is the gift of making each person like a new Incarnation of the Word, thus fulfilling our essential call to be missionaries and Marian" (Constitutions, 30-31).
Fr. Carlos Miguel Buela, IVE, a native of Buenos Aires, Argentina was ordained to the priesthood on October 7th, 1971 and since then has exercised his priesthood serving in parishes, preaching the Spiritual Exercises, and guiding young people to their vocation. He is the founder of both the Institute of the Incarnate Word and the Institute Servants of the Lord and the Virgin of Matara.
The Religious Family of the Incarnate Word is made of the clerical order of Institute of Incarnate Word, the female branch of the Servants of the Lord and the Virgin of Matara, and the Third Order of the Incarnate Word.