Apostolate

The object of our apostolic action is everything that forms Christ in men and leads the souls to eternal salvation. We are dedicated to:

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  • Preaching the Word of God: which is more piercing than any two edged sword (Heb 4,12). The religious involved in this apostolate should live in intimate union with Christ and unconditional love for souls; they will remember that “all those who announce the Word, are the voice of the Word” (St. Augustine). The forms of preaching are: the study and preaching of the Holy Scriptures; the Theology of the Holy Fathers of the Church; Liturgy; Catechism; inter-religious dialogue; publication of magazines, essays and books; and presence on the Internet.
  • Intellectual Apostolate: some of the religious of the Incarnate Word teach in seminaries and schools, providing the formation of suitable ministers of God and working so that the principles of the Gospel may effectively influence the lives of men. Theological, philosophical, scientific and cultural research are central points of our Charism.
  • Work in Parishes: the religious who take care of parishes should be available to hear Confessions at any time, preach Spiritual Exercises, offer true spiritual direction and religious instruction, organize courses on catholic culture and take special care of Sunday’s liturgy.
  • Oratories: a remarkable aspect of our work in parishes is the oratory. The oratory was born of the faith and genius of St. Philip Neri, and developed by St. John Bosco. It is a place where the youth can join, spend time together and learn catholic doctrine. We must do apostolate with the youth since they are the future of the Church and society.
  • Works of Mercy: he who says that he loves God, but does not love his neighbour is a liar (1 Jn 4,20). Works of Mercy are an imitation of what the Incarnate Word did during His life: He passed through this world healing men from their physical and spiritual miseries, so that He gave convincing evidence of His mercy and of His love for the Father. The Institute provides material and spiritual assistance in houses of mercy, hospitals and orphanages.

These are just examples of our apostolic work. Other Apostolates are the Spiritual Exercises, which are days spent in retreat away from the world to pray, meditate and to find the will of God in ones personal life.

What is the Purpose of the Institute of the Incarnate Word?
It is the evangelization of culture to extend the Incarnation of the Word...
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What is the Charism of the Institute of the Incarnate Word?
We want to make each man like a new incarnation of the Word...
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Find out about the Spirituality of our Institute
Our spirituality is marked by the mystery of the Incarnation, in which the mystery of man truly becomes clear...
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The consecration to Mary completes our total offering to Christ in a supreme act of submission...
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Meet the Founder of the Institute of the Incarnate Word
Father Carlos Miguel Buela was born in Buenos Aires on April 4, 1941 and he was ordained priest in 1971...
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Find out about the Presentation of our Institute
Foundation and early years, Expansion...
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What makes a Missionary a Priest from the Institute of the Incarnate Word?
The missionary priest is a consecrated man who answered Christ’s call. As in the Gospel of Mark: “Go to all the world, and proclaim"...
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How does one live as a Contemplative?
Total dedication to prayer, meditation and contemplation of God's mysteries
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Visit our houses where future priest are in formation: The Major Seminary
The seminary, or house of formation, is the place where the future missionary priests receive the “triple formation”...
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Visit our houses where future priest are formed: The Junior Seminary
"The vocation to priesthood has often a first manifestation in the years of childhood or in the earliest years of youth"...
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Do you have a Priestly Vocation?
In the Gospel, Jesus invited some people to follow Him, such as the Apostles. Even now, He does not stop calling to priesthood....
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Discover what we do in Our Apostolate
The object of our apostolic action is everything that forms Christ in teh heart of individuals and leads the souls to eternal salvation...
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Find out about some of our Works of Charity
Works of charity are a major apostolate carried out by the IVE....
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Read about the Popular Missions of the IVE
A simple way to preach the Gospel to the people, searching the conversion of sinners....
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Some days of retreat and silence, to remove the disordered passions and live according to God's will....
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Find out about the importance of IVE's work with the mass media
Our goal is the evangelization of culture, and in a culture deeply marked by the media, it is necessary to be at the forefronts in this field.....
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