Contemplative Life

TOTAL DEDICATION TO PRAYER, MEDITATION AND CONTEMPLATION OF GOD'S MYSTERIES

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The Incarnate Word decided to spend thirty years of His life in the silence of Nazareth before starting His public life; some of our members decide to follow Him in this way of life, and this is the Contemplative life.

The Contemplative life is a radical separation from the world and a total dedication to prayer, meditation of the Holy Scriptures and contemplation of the mysteries of God. This life is one of the fundamental structures of the Holy Church. It has been present in all the phases of its history for centuries, attracting the highest and most noble souls.

The contemplatives obtain from God the necessary graces for the salvation of many people through their prayers and penances, so “our monasteries of contemplative life should be magnets for the grace of God and lightning rods for His wrath. If it is God’s will, we will be able to multiply them all over the world! ‘The Church and the world… need… a small ideal society, where shall reign love, obedience, innocence, freedom from things and the art of their good use, the prevalence of the spirit and peace - in one word - the Gospel’” (Directory of Spirituality, 26).

The Institute has given a particular intention to each monastery for which its members offer their prayers and sacrifices.

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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You can find the latest news about our missions and activities all around the world.
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