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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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    Founder

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    Charism & Spirituality

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    SSVM

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    Third Order

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    Provincial News

    • Trip to Argentina

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      A group photo of some of the IVE priest and seminarians in San Rafael, Argentina with seven of the IVE priest and seminarians that travel from the USA.

      Recently, brothers from the Fulton Sheen Seminary of the IVE, in Washington DC – traveled to Argentina. Father Christopher Etheridge, Deacon Wilian Valle, and 5 brothers spent the Thanksgiving holiday and the following week with other members of the IVE family which included time at the “Finca”, the first IVE seminary and motherhouse, with several 3rd order host families. The spirit of charity and joy made a deep impression on those who took part in the trip.

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    • Ordination of Fr. Brendan O'Rourke

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      Newly ordained priest, Fr. Brendan O'Rourke, of the Institute of the Incarnate Word (IVE) during the Eucharist Prayer.

      December 17th marks the ordination of the Institute’s newest priest, Fr. Brendan Anthony O’Rourke, IVE an Irishman from the country’s capital, Dublin. Having been already assigned to his mission in Massachusetts, Fr. Brendan returned to the seminary and the parish of St. John Baptist de LaSalle for his ordination to the priesthood. Families and friends traveled from as far as Ireland to be present for the ordination.

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    • Investiture of Habits

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      Five IVE novices, with cassock in hand, before the imposition.(At the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Crypt).

      The day after in which the Universal Church commemorated the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, the Religious Family of the Incarnate Word also celebrated the joyous occasion in which five novices from the male branch and fourteen novices from the female branch received their religious habits. Mass was presided at the Crypt of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception by His Eminence, Theodore Cardinal McCarrick.

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    Recent Photos

    • image Seven IVE priest and seminarians from the Ven. Fulton Sheen House of Formation travel to argentina, from Nov. 22nd to Dec. 6th, to visit the Motherhouse of the Institute of the Incarnate Word. View More

      Trip to Argentina

    • image Fr. Brendan O'Rourke, IVE was Ordained to the priesthood on Saturday, December 17th by His Eminence, Theodore Cardinal McCarrick. View More

      Ordination of Fr. Brendan O'Rourke

    • image Five novices from the St. Isaac Jogues Novitiate House received their habit on Dec. 9th, Crypt of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. View More

      Investiture of Habits

    • image On Dec. 8th, Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, His Excellency Barry Knestout presided Holy Mass at St. John Baptist de LaSalle Parish in Chillum, MD, were eight IVE seminarians of the Ven. Fulton Sheen House of Formation received minor orders. View More

      Minor Orders

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