Official page of the Institute of the Incarnate Word in the USA, Canada, Mexico, & Guyana

  • Investiture

    On Dec. 9th, novices of the Institute of the Incarnate Word, both the male and female branch, will receive their habits at the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C., 2 PM.

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  • Help us get new Wheels

    The Ven. Fulton Sheen Seminary is a large community of IVE priests and seminarians in need of a new vehicle for transportation. Support through your donations. View More
  • From the Missions

    Youth from all around Europe (Lithuania, Holland, Luxembourg, Belgium, Poland, France, Spain, etc.) gathered in Iceland for the Third Annual Youth Festival. View More
  • Vocations

    Information about what makes an IVE priest, discerning a vocation with the Institute of the Incarnate Word, our formation program and more. View More
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    Give financial support to our missions around the world by making a donation online through our PayPal account. View More
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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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    Mission Volunteers

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    Spiritual Exercises

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    Provincial News

    • Consecration to the Sacred Heart of Jesus

      Holy Mass at the St. John Paul the Second National Shrine in Washington D.C. (Image of the Sacred Heart of Jesus to the left)

      The week of October 16th - 23rd was a week of many feasts for the Institute of the Incarnate Word, and especially for the Religious Family in the Province of the Immaculate Conception. On the 19th the novices of the St. Isaac Jogues and Companion Martyrs novitiate house celebrated the feast of their patron saints. On October 22nd, the IVE celebrated the feast of St. John Paul II and on the following day, October 23rd, the seminarians of the Ven. Fulton Sheen House of Formation honored the memorial of their co-patrons, the Martyrs of Daimiel.

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    • The Academic Act of 2016

      Fr. Mariano Vicchi and seminarians in prayer.

      September 12th marked the beginning of a new school year for the religious seminarians, priests, and sisters of the Religious Family. After all their summer activities, the religious were blessed to return to their regular schedules and formation.

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    • Holy Mission in Mankato, MN

      A final group photo of all those who participated in the mission in front of the mission cross, after the closing Mass at Ss. Peter and Paul Church in Mankato, Minnesota.

      “Go into the whole world and proclaim the Gospel to every creature” (Mk. 16:15-16). This is the missionary command that our Lord Jesus Christ gives us, something that the Institute of the Incarnate Word (IVE) assumes as part of its charism as a missionary order. From June 6th-16th, IVE seminarians and male religious joined with postulants of the Servants of the Lord and the Virgin of Matará (SSVM) to help conduct a popular mission at Saints Peter and Paul Parish in Mankato, Minnesota. The exercise of the popular mission (also known as holy mission, sacred mission or parish mission) according to the saints is the restoration of the Christian faith, the strengthening of the faithful, and the encouragement of conversion for those of the faith to a more intimate relationship with God.

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