• Spiritual Exercises in DC

    Two retreats will be taking place in DC on President's Day Weekend (Feb. 12th-15th): one for men at the St. Isaac Jogues Novitiate House and one for women at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Juniorate. Follow the link to find out more!
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  • From the Missions

    From every corner of the globe, missionaries of the Institute of the Incarnate Word share with us their adventures. View More
  • Family Formation Night

    Our next Family Formation Night will take place on Saturday, March 5th. Talks will begin promptly at 7:00pm, with dinner and a St. Philip Neri show after. View More
  • New Conference on Fr. Fabro

    Together with the Catholic University of America, the Institute's Cornelio Fabro Project is hosting a "Fabro Symposium" in April. The two-day conference will take place on the campus of CUA at Aquinas Hall.
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  • Vocations

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  • Charism

    The charism of the Institute of the Incarnate Word 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.
  • Religious Family

    The Religious Family of the Incarnate Word is made of the clerical order of Institute of Incarnate Word (IVE), the female branch of the Servants of the Lord and the Virgin of Matara (SSVM), and the Third Order of the Incarnate Word.
  • Spirituality

    The IVE Directory of Spirituality begins by saying, "We want to be anchored in the sacrosanct mystery of the Incarnation which," in the words of St. John Paul II, "is the first and fundamental mystery of Jesus Christ." (Angelus, Sept. 6th, 1981)
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About the IVE

The Institute of the Incarnate Word (IVE)

The Instituto del Verbo Encarnado 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 none other than 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.

Our founder wanted our Institute to be named “of the Incarnate Word”, in order to honor the greatest event of history, an event which cannot be surpassed by any other: the Incarnation of the Son of God.

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

  • March For Life 2016

    Institute of the Incarnate Word March for Life in Washington, DC
    A group picture of those who went to the March for Life in Washington, DC with the Institute of the Incarnate Word.

    On January 21, 2016, the priests and seminarians of the Fulton Sheen House of Formation of the Institute of the Incarnate Word (IVE) attended a special March for Life Vigil Mass at the National Shrine of the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, DC. His Eminence Timothy Cardinal Dolan of the Archdiocese of New York was the principal celebrant, and concelebrating the Mass were thirty-two other cardinals and bishops and some 250 priests. Sixty deacons and approximately 400 seminarians were also in attendance. After the Vigil Mass the Religious Family of the Incarnate Word went to Saint John Baptist de la Salle Parish in Chillum, MD, for a dinner and show sponsored by the IVE male religious.

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  • The “Cristero Parishes” of Chicago

    A recent picture of St. Francis of Assisi during a First Communion Mass.

    I would like to share with you a chapter in the history of the parish that we have here in Chicago, which I think can help us better understand and face the persecution that Christians are currently undergoing.

    Our church, Saint Francis of Assisi, was dedicated in 1853 by the second bishop of Chicago. From the beginning, its parishioners mainly consisted of German immigrants, but as the years went on it became a predominantly Italian community, and later, Mexican. In recent decades, the parish community has been majority Mexican, while being enriched with Hispanics of diverse nationalities, especially Ecuadorian and, most recently, an Argentinian and a Chilean: Fr. Walter Mallo, pastor, and the writer of this chronicle.

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  • Floral Games 2015

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    A seminarian of the Institute of the Incarnate Word presents his song to the Hellanodikai ("Judges" in Greek) for this year's Floral Games.

    From November 16th-20th, the Ven. Fulton Sheen House of Formation of the Institute of the Incarnate Word was pleased to host its third annual Floral Games – a hallowed event whose Argentine counterpart has long been a mainstay in “the Finca”– in which all the male religious divide into teams and compete in a series of intramural competitions designed to challenge the participant intellectually, artistically, and physically. This year’s theme was “La Reconquista,” the age during which the Christian kingdoms of Spain engaged in an almost 800-year struggle to recover (or “reconquer”) lands taken hitherto by the Islamic Moors. In light of this theme, the three teams were aptly named Castile, Leon, and Galicia.

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