Because the IVE was founded in Argentina and is still a very young congregation, the great majority of our priests right now are Argentinean. In the United States, given the great need for Spanish-speaking priests, most of our parishes are in areas with a large Spanish-speaking population, and we have been blessed with many Latino vocations from these apostolates. However, our charism is not specifically oriented toward working with Latinos (it is much broader than that), and we also have many native English-speaking members (from Alabama, Kansas, Michigan, etc.) as well as majority English-speaking parishes and apostolates. It is also worth mentioning that we are a worldwide order, and so we also have vocations from Ireland and the U.K., as well as from Italy, and Kenya, and China, etc. Simply put, we are not a "Latino" congregation, although we were founded in Latin America and have many Spanish-speaking members.
Copyright ©2010 IVE America All Rights Reserved