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  • Universitas

    Take part in this year's IVE Universitas, a summer Catholic formation program for college students and young adults. View More
  • Spiritual Exercises

    The next retreat will be June 3rd-5th for both men and women 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
  • Ordinations

    This year's Ordination of the priests and deacons will take place on May 28th at 2:00 PM in the Upper Church of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.
  • 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
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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

    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


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    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

    • Family Day

      Fr. Mariano Vicchi, IVE, gives a talk to Spanish-speaking families during the May 8th Family Day held in rural Upper Marlboro, Maryland.

      On Sunday, May 8th, the Family of the Incarnate Word held a “Family Day” with families from the Third Order at a farm in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, the site of the novitiate house of the Servants of the Lord and the Virgin of Matará (SSVM). Family Day was originally supposed to be on May 1st; due to foul weather, the event was moved to May 8th. The change was providential: May 8th turned out to be a beautiful day, as only a bit of breeze could be the cause of complaint for the 150 people or so who attended.

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    • Lujan Feast and Perpetual Vows

      In honor of Our Lady of Luján, Patroness of the Institute of the Incarnate Word, the Institute celebrates the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass at the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.

      On the eve of May 8th, the Religious Family of the Incarnate Word was pleased to honor the Blessed Virgin Mary under her special title of Our Lady of Luján. In addition to serving as patroness of Argentina, Our Lady of Luján is also the official Patroness of the Institute. Since 2012, the feast of Our Lady has been celebrated with special solemnity, due to the fact that she is the official Patroness of the Institute by decree of the Holy See.

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    • Cornelio Fabro Symposium

      Three priests sit at the Introductory Panel: Fr. Nathaniel Dreyer, IVE, Fr. Gianluca Trombini, IVE, and Fr. Joseph Henchey, CSS.

      From April 1st – 2nd, the Institute of the Incarnate Word (IVE), in conjunction with Catholic University of America School of Philosophy (CUA), was pleased to host a first-ever symposium on the life and writings of Fr. Cornelio Fabro, the Stigmatine priest from Italy whose passion for philosophy led to a prolific writing career throughout the course of the twentieth century. The event was held in Aquinas Hall on the campus of CUA; present throughout were family members (including a niece and cousin) and contemporaries of Fabro such as Fr. Joseph Henchey, a fellow Stigmatine and student of the Italian cleric.

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    Recent Photos

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

      2016 Youth Festival

    • image On the Feast of Our Lady of Luján, five seminarians of the Institute of the Incarnate Word (IVE) professed perpetual vows. (In addition, novices of both the IVE and the Servants of the Lord and the Virgin of Matará consecrated themselves to Our Lady.) View More

      Perpetual Vows and Consecration to Mary

    • image The Religious Family of the Incarnate Word held its Family Day in Upper Marlboro, MD, on May 8th, the day of the Solemnity of the Ascension of Our Lord as well as Mother's Day. View More

      Family Day

    • image Families from St. Rocco Mission in Avondale, PA, traveled to Washington, DC, where they spent a day with the seminarians of the Institute of the Incarnate Word (IVE). View More

      St. Rocco families visit Washington, DC.

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