Incarnate Word

Institute of the Incarnate Word

The Institute of the Incarnate Word (IVE) is a Roman Catholic religious institute founded in Argentina by Fr. Carlos Miguel Buela on March 25, 1984.

The Institute is a Clerical Institute of Consecrated Life of Diocesan Right which includes both priests and religious brothers of either apostolic or contemplative life.

The Institute is the first, male branch of the Religious Family of the Incarnate Word established by Fr. Buela; the other two branches are the female religious community known as the Servants of the Lord and the Virgin of Matará (SSVM) and the Secular Third Order.

Members of the Institute imitate and follow the Incarnate Word by means of the profession of the vows of chastity, poverty and obedience. These are the three evangelical counsels through which the religious strives to reach the state of Christian perfection.

In addition, a fourth vow of Marian slavery is professed, all according to the spirit of St. Louis-Marie Grignion de Montfort. By means of this vow, members consecrate their whole lives to the Blessed Virgin Mary so as to “Marianize” their lives, doing everything “through Mary, with Mary, in Mary and for Mary.”

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