About IVE Press

The Constitutions of the Institute of the Incarnate Word emphasize that as a religious family, in a special way, we will be devoted to preaching the Word of God, sharper than any two-edged sword (Heb 4:12), in all its forms. One particular way we do this is spreading the Word through verbal and written communication, giving special attention to spreading the Gospel through articles in investigative journals, periodicals, essays, books, and other kinds of publications. What is written remains and is more widely disseminated. We began IVEPress with the goal of spreading the Good News about the Word made Flesh through the printed word.

About IVE Press

The Institute of the Incarnate Word

The Insitute of the Incarnate Word

The Institute of the Incarnate Word was founded in San Rafael, Argentina on March 25, 1984 by Fr. Carlos Miguel Buela. The end of the Religious Family of the Incarnate Word is explicitly the "inculturation" of the Gospel—to evangelize all cultures in order to bring Christ to the entirety of man and to all of mankind. Thus we desire to adopt everything good and beautiful in a culture (and get rid of the rest) so that it can be better conformed to Christ. We desire to do this in utter conformity with the teaching of the Church, and we want always to cultivate a genuine missionary spirit—i.e., we don't see ourselves as "social-workers," but as missionaries, and we want to win souls for Christ. In 1988 Fr. Buela also founded a female branch to the order, called the Servants of the Lord and the Virgin of Matará (SSVM)—we have the same charism and identical constitutions, but we are canonically independent of each other, as is required by Canon Law. The IVE became a religious congregation of diocesan right in 2004 (Diocese of Velletri-Segni, Italy). Currently the IVE has about 900 members (priests, brothers, seminarians and minor seminarians) and the SSVM has about 1,000.