Spirituality

OUR SPIRITUALITY IS MARKED BY THE MYSTERY OF THE INCARNATION, IN WHICH THE MYSTERY OF MAN TRULY BECOMES CLEAR (gaudium et spes, 22)

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We especially live the four aspects of the Incarnation:

  • Its origins: the Holy Trinity (Father, Son and Holy Spirit) is the active principle of the Incarnation, so we must seek first His glory in everything and do His will.
  • The two natures: the Divine Word (Jesus Christ) assumed a second human nature and lived as a man without sin. Therefore, we must live as Christ lived; in humility, poverty, chastity, obedience, sacrifice, self-denial and merciful love, assuming, as Christ, all that is human except sin, error, lies and evil. So we must “Abstain from every form of evil” (1 Thes, 5-22).
  • The union of the two natures: Christ, true God and true man, was a single person in two natures. We profess that the Word became flesh (Jn 1, 14) and He is the mediator between God and men (1 Tm, 2-5). The supremacy of Christ must be visible in our devotion to the Incarnation, to His Passion and to the “Three White Things”:
    • the Eucharist, prolonging the Incarnation in the species of bread and wine by the action of Catholic priesthood;
    • the Virgin Mary, who accepted to become the mother of the Incarnate Word
    • and the Pope, the minister of Christ in the world.
  • Its purpose: God came into the world to reveal Himself and bring every man to his fulfilment, so we work for man’s complete well-being by showing him his dignity, his freedom and his rights to achieve our final purpose: the eternal salvation of the soul.

Life of Prayer

Our community is based on an intense spiritual life with two principal elements: the Holy Mass and the Eucharistic Adoration.
  • The Holy Mass is the centre of our life, since in It “Christ, the Eternal Priest, continues his redemptive sacrifice throughout the altars worldwide, so that the effects of his Passion may reach all people in all times”(Constitutions, 137). “The liturgy is the peak toward which the activity of the Church is directed, as well as the source from which all Her power flows” (Sacrosantum Concilium, 10). We try to celebrate the Holy Mass as perfectly as possible, following the rules of the Liturgical Books and the norms issued by the Church.
  • The Eucharistic Adoration is a moment of personal prayer and meditation in front of Christ, who is present in the Eucharist. It is an act of Faith, since we adore Christ hidden in the Sacrament; it is an exercise of Hope, because the Adoration is a “taste of Heaven”, anticipating the total vision of God in Paradise; it is an act of Love since, according to the first commandment, we adore our Lord with our whole mind, heart, soul and being.
  • The Liturgy of the Hours is normally prayed in community. The “Liturgy” is the common prayer of the Universal Church, and must be celebrated with the conviction that he who prays it is “standing in front of God’s throne in the name of the Church” (Sacrosanctum Concilium, 85).
  • The Rosary is a contemplation of Christ’s life through the eyes of His Mother, Mary. St. Louis Marie Grignon de Montfort said: “I don’t have a better secret to know if a person belongs to God than seeing if he likes praying the Hail Mary and the Rosary.” The Rosary, along with the prayer of the Angelus (a memory of the event of the Incarnation), are means to live our consecration to the Virgin Mary.
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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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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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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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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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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