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    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
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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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    Provincial News

    • 2017 Ordinations

      Institute of the Incarnate Word 2017 Ordinations
      Five IVE Religous received Ordinations in the month of May.

      Fr. Willian Valle, Fr. Mariano Ruiz, Dcn. Cecilio Hernandez, Theodore Cardinal McCarrick, Fr. Manuel Palma, Fr. Michael Zhang, Fr. Ted Trinko (left to right)

      How can I repay the Lord for all His goodness to me? I will take up the cup of salvation and call upon the Lord’s name

      ~Ps 116:12~

      These words from the psalmist beautifully describe the interior sentiments of all five men who were ordained to the priesthood during the month of May for the Province of the Immaculate Conception. Hailing from five different countries, (Argentina, El Salvador, Guatemala, Hong Kong, and the USA) these new priests were made perpetual participants in the High Priest’s sacrificial office in three different locations on three different days. Fr. Ted Trinko was ordained in his home parish of Our Lady of Peace in Santa Clara on May 8th, Our Lady of Lujan’s feast day. Present at that Mass was then Fr. Michael Zhang who was soon thereafter ordained in his own hometown of Hong Kong on May 20th. Finally, Fr. Manuel Palma, Fr. Mariano Ruiz, and Fr. Willian Valle together with Dcn. Cecilio Hernandez were ordained together at the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington DC on May 27th by the hands of Theodore Cardinal McCarrick. In his homily, His Eminence highlighted the positive response to God’s call which was given by all the candidates and how their vocation ultimately called them to an intimate union with Christ. All three liturgies were accompanied by an overflowing spirit of joy and gratitude for the grace of the priesthood.

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    • Pilgrimage of Our Lady of Fatima

      The IVE Province of the Immaculate Conception, in honor of the centenary of the Apparition of Our Lady of the Rosary to the little Fatima Shepherds, are having a State of Our Lady pilgrim through the different religious communities within the province
      The statue of Our Lady of Fatima that is making her way around the various IVE communities within the Province.

      Over the last several weeks a statue of Our Lady of Fatima has been making its way around the various IVE communities in honor of the upcoming Centenary of the apparition of Our Lady of Fatima on May 13th 2017, in Fatima, Portugal. The promulgation of this devotion quickly spread throughout the whole world. Devotion to Our Lady of Fatima and in answer to her request brought forth the imperative consecration of the entire world to the Immaculate Heart of Mary in 1942, by Ven. Pope Pius XII; and twice later renewed by Pope Paul VI and Pope Saint John Paul II (1967 and 1982).

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    • Popular Mission in Wauchula, Florida

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      The blessing of the cross at the end of the Mission; outside the Parish of St. Michael in Wauchula, FLorida.

      Every year the novices from the St. Isaac Jogues Novitiate House have their annual Lenten Mission, usually at parish of the Institute. This year the popular mission was held in Wauchula, Florida at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, an IVE parish and extended from February 25th to March 5th. Fr. Javier Ibarra, the novices, and novices of the Servants of the Lord and the Virgin of Matará (SSVM) spend their time in Wauchula spreading the Good News and bringing people back to the faith especially during this Lenten season in which we seek God’s mercy and forgiveness.

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    • image On May 27th, at the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C., three IVE religious were raised to the order of Priesthood (joining the other two Ordained earlier in the month) and one was raised to the order of Diaconate. View More

      Ordinations

    • image Families from local parishes and IVE Third Order Members came together to celebrate a day with their Family at Farm in Upper Marlboro, MD on May 20th, 2017. View More

      Family Day 2017

    • image On May 8th, the feast of Our Lady of Lujan, Patroness of the Institute of the Incarnate Word, four novices consecrated themselves to the Blessed Virgin Mary.
      Totus Tuus Maria! View More

      Consecration to the Blessed Virgin Mary

    • image May 3rd was the Anniversary of the Foundational Grace of the Institute, the Feast of Cristo de la Quebrada. On that same day twenty-three members entered the IVE Third Order and one IVE Seminarian, Br. Cecilio Hernández, professed Perpetual Vows. View More

      Perpetual Vows & Third Order

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