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

  • 33rd Anniversary

    On March 25th the Religious Family of the Incarnate Word will be celebrating its 33rd Anniversary of Foundation along with the Opening of the IVE Monastery in Auriesville, NY. View More
  • Come & See

    The Institute of the Incarnate Word invites you step out here and visit us at the 2017 "Come & See" Discernment Retreat.

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  • From the Missions

    Read some of the chronicles from the Institute's missionary in various places. The latest one comes for the missionaries in Papua New Guinea - "In the papuan jungle and with air conditioning" 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
  • Support our Work

    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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    Learn more about our founder, Fr. Carlos Miguel Buela, IVE View More

    Charism & Spirituality

    To become "other Christs" and inculturate the Gospel View More


    Information to help you discern whether or not God is calling you to join the IVE. View More


    Servants of the Lord and the Virgin of Matara View More

    Third Order

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    Mission Volunteers

    Click here to find out how you can take part in a volunteer mission trip. View More

    IVE Press

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

    High School Seminary

    Blessed Jose Sanchez del Rio High School Seminary View More

    Spiritual Exercises

    Find out when the next retreat will take place near you. View More
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    Provincial News

    • March for Life & IVE Winter Youth Festival

      IVE priests, seminarians, religious and youth, at the conclusion of the March for Life, gather for a final group photo in front of the Supreme Court.

      This year marked the 44th anniversary of the Supreme Court case Roe vs. Wade, which legalized abortion in the United States. Every year since then people have gone to Washington, D.C. to protest in defense of human life. This year, in comparison with last year, due to weather inconveniences, the march was significantly much more well attended as tens of thousands of people came to Washington Mall to March pro-life. The Institute of the Incarnate Word (IVE) as every year seeks to make a good turnout. This year about 270 IVE youth attended March for Life and/or the 3rd Annual Winter Youth Festival. The Institute had youth from all over the USA; coming from Alabama, New York, Florida, Wisconsin, Pennsylvanian and Connecticut, some even came from Canada.

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    • Trip to Argentina

      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

      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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    Recent Photos

    • image On Friday, January 27th, youth, accompanied by IVE priest, seminarians and religious, attended the 46th annual March for Life in Washington, D.C. That same weekend, Jan. 28-30th, youth stayed in D.C. for the IVE Winter Youth Festival. View More

      March for Life & IVE Winter youth Festival

    • 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

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