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  • 7th General Chapter

    The Institute of the Incarnate Word is having its 7th General Chapter. Please pray for its fruits. For more information View More
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    The next retreat will be Oct. 6-11th for Men at Santa Clara, CA in English. Follow the link to find out more! View More
  • From the Missions

    Three IVE Monks in El Monasterio de Nuestra Señora del Pueyo in Barbastro, Spain profess perpetual vows on May 9th. View More
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    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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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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    Charism & Spirituality

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    Third Order

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    Mission Volunteers

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    IVE Press

    Order books in English and Spanish published by the IVE. View More

    High School Seminary

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    Spiritual Exercises

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    Provincial News

    • 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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    • IVE Ordinations 2016

      His Eminence Theodore Cardinal McCarrick celebrates Holy Mass at the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, where four religious of the Institute of the Incarnate Word (IVE) were ordained to the priesthood and five to the diaconate.

      On Saturday, May 28th, the Province of the Immaculate Conception of the Institute of the Incarnate Word (IVE) was pleased to have witnessed the ordination of four of its men to the order of priesthood and five to the order of the diaconate. The new priests are Fr. Eddie Mullins, IVE, of Ireland; Fr. James Byrne, IVE, of Ireland; Fr. Christopher Etheridge, IVE, of Alabama; and Fr. Timothy Van Zee, IVE, of California. The new deacons were Dcn. Brendan O’Rourke, IVE, of Ireland; Dcn. Manuel Palma, IVE, of Guatemala; Dcn. Mariano Ruiz, IVE, of Argentina; Dcn. Willian Valle, IVE, of El Salvador; and Dcn. Michael Zhang, IVE, of Hong Kong.

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    • Youth Festival 2016

      Dcn. Christopher Etheridge (later ordained a priest on May 28th, 2016) gave the keynote talk on Sunday afternoon of the Youth Festival.

      This year, from May 20th to 22nd, the Institute of the Incarnate Word had its 15th annual IVE Youth Festival in Upstate New York. Sponsored by the IVE male religious and the sisters from the Servants of the Lord and the Virgin of Matará (SSVM), the Youth Festival is a weekend retreat for high-school-aged young people to help them grow in their faith and love for God. This year over 250 young men and women – representing ethnicities from countries as diverse as the Dominican Republic, Mexico, El Salvador, India, China, Togo, and Argentina – came from parishes in Canada, New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maryland, and Washington, DC.

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    Recent Photos

    • image An IVE priest, two IVE deacons, 25 IVE seminarians and 12 SSVM postulates traveled to Mankato, Minnesota to conduct a Popular Mission from June 6th to the 16th at the parish of St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church. View More

      Holy Mission in Mankato, MN

    • image On Saturday, May 28th, five religious were ordained to the diaconate and four religious to the priesthood at the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. View More


    • image The 4th Annual IVE Universitas, May 22nd to 26th, 2016 View More


    • image The 15th Annual IVE Youth Festival in Upstate New York View More

      2016 Youth Festival

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