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About Us

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 which draws its spirituality from the mystery of the Incarnation, was founded on the Solemnity of the Annunication, March 25th, 1984 in San Rafael, Argentina. A few years later Fr. Buela would also found a female branch the Servants of the Lord and the Virgin of Matará (SSVM), and a secular Third Order.

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.

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    Provincial News

    • The Start of a New Academic Year

      Institute of the Incarnate Word (IVE) and the Ven. Fulten Sheen House of Formation New Academic Year 2017/18
      During the Blessing of the Houses at the Ven. Fulten Sheen House of Formation, on September 8th, the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

      The seminarians of the Institute of the Incarnate Word at the Venerable Fulton Sheen House of Formation are back home to kick-off the new Academic Year! This last summer the seminarians were engaged in many apostolates and activities, such as three popular missions, 30-day spiritual exercises, intensive philosophy courses, and convivencia in Wyoming. It is always a great bless for the seminarians to start a new Academic Year, to return to the studies of philosophy, theology, language, scripture, history, etc.. St. Peter reminds us the importance of studying, “Be ready always with an answer to everyone who asks a reason for the hope that is in you”. (1 Pt. 3:15)

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    • The Gospel in Small Town Pennsylvania

      Institute of the Incarnate Word (IVE) Holy Mission in Avondale, PA; Procession of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus
      Procession on the Feast day of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus in Avodale, PA.

      The popular mission in Avondale, Pennsylvania began on June 12th and concluded with the closing Mass on Sunday, June 25th. The mission was preached by Fr. Mariano Vicchi, IVE, with the assistance of Fr. Emmanuel Martelli, IVE. By the grace of God, this mission was very fruitful principally because of the numerous sacraments that were administered on Friday, June 23rd, the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. On this day, more than 80 persons received various sacraments including baptism, Holy Communion, confirmation and Holy Matrimony. Further, the parish of St. Rocco’s was consecrated to the Sacred Heart on this day, and to the Immaculate Heart of Mary on the following day.

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    • Christ in the Streets of Harlem, New York

      Institute of the Incarnate Word (IVE), St. Paul in Harlem, NY have a Eucharistic Procession
      St. Paul, in New York, parishineers have a Eucharistic Procession through the street of Harlem on the Feast of Corpus Christi.

      “The devout participation of the faithful in the Eucharistic procession on the Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ is a grace from the Lord which yearly brings joy to those who take part in it.”

      These words from our spiritual father, Pope St. John Paul II, should serve to stimulate us to celebrate Corpus Christi wherever and whenever possible with a solemn procession in accord with that tradition which was firmly rooted even in the 12th century. This practice has continued to be recommended by the Church in order that “the Christian people [might] give public witness of faith and devotion towards the sacrament.”

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    Recent Photos

    • image IVE & SSVM missionaries arrived at St. Anthony of Padua in New Bedford, MA for a Holy Mission from June 12th -25th. View More

      St. Anthony of Padua Holy Mission

    • image During the month of June (from 12th-25th) IVE missionaries priest & seminarians and SSVM missionary sisters actualized a Holy Mission at St. Rocco Church in Avondale, PA. View More

      St. Rocco Holy Mission

    • image Many youth from various parishes (from Maryland, New York, Massachusetts, Florida, Canada, etc.) attended the 2017 Youth Festival, nice weather permitted allowed for an enjoyable experience. View More

      Youth Festival

    • image On May 27th, at the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C., three IVE religious were raised to the order of Priesthood (joining the other two Ordained earlier in the month) and one was raised to the order of Diaconate. View More


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