The Institute of the Incarnate Word takes on the works of aposotolate most conducive to the inculturization of the Gospel. Since evangelizing the culture seeks to first and foremost achieve the sanctification of individual men and women, priests of the IVE dedicate themselves to the preaching of the Spiritual Exercises according to the method and spirit of St. Ignatius of Loyola, and to spiritual direction.
Besides the spiritual dimension of inculturization, the Institute also dedicates her priests to the intellectual dimension. In this regard the Institute gives priority to: priestly formation in seminaries, education on all levels, the formation of lay leaders by means of courses in Catholic culture, and the media.
Since no work of evangelization is complete without a pastoral dimension, priests of the Institute also commit themselves to preaching, celebrating the Mass, and the administration of the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Another priority is the outreach mission in parishes and in rural areas according to the method and spirit of St. Alphonsus Ligouri, in all its forms: intensive mission, on-going mission, youth and childrens missions, missions to the sick, to factory workers, etc. Also, in response to Bishops' requests, the Institute can accept the direction of parishes, preferably in missionary areas or those in greater need.
Finally, the Institute gives priviledged attention to the poor, sick, and all those in need, practicing concrete works of mercy. We recognize that in order to evangelize the culture, charity is essential, for it is both the end of the one who works and the end of the work itself; otherwise, the civilization of love will not be reached. For those who would like to collaborate in this particular aspect of our apostolic work please click on the following link to IVE Mission for the Poor.