The Institute of the Incarnate Word – IVE is a catholic religious institute founded by Fr. Carlos Buela in 1984, Argentina. The IVE missions have spread out to 88 dioceses in 38 countries, across the 5 continents. It has a total of 804 members (including priests, monks, brothers and seminarians). The Institute of the Incarnate Word – IVE along with the Institute Servants of the Lord and the Virgin of Matará - SSVM and our Third Order make up the Religious Family of the Incarnate Word (also known as IVE).
THE IVE CHARISM: Is the grace to know how to work concretely in order to prolong Christ in families, in education, in the mass media, in the intellectuals, and in all other legitimate manifestations of human life.
OUR DEVOTION TO MARY: To achieve this disposition of maximum, total and unrestricted docility to the Holy Spirit, who is the Spirit of Christ (cf. Rom 8: 9) we need the Holy Virgin Mary to be the model, the guide and the form for all our actions.
THE IVE DEVOTION TO MARY: We manifest our love and gratitude to the Blessed Virgin by making a fourth vow – slavery to Mary according to Saint Louis-Marie Grignion de Montfort – so as to obtain her indispensable help to extend the Incarnation in all things.