Institute of the Incarnate Word

Institute of the Incarnate Word
FormationMarch 25, 1984 (1984-03-25)
TypeCatholic religious institute
HeadquartersPiazza San Píetro, 2
  • Segni, Roma, Italia
Superior General
Fr. Gustavo Nieto, IVE
Key people
Carlos Miguel Buela - Founder

The Institute of the Incarnate Word (IVE) (Spanish: Instituto del Verbo Encarnado) is a Roman Catholic religious institute founded in Argentina by Fr. Carlos Miguel Buela on March 25, 1984. The institute is a Clerical Institute[1] of Consecrated Life of Diocesan Right[2] which includes both priests and religious brothers of either apostolic or contemplative life. The institute is the male branch of the Religious Family of the Incarnate Word: a union of religious institutes founded by Fr. Buela. The other two branches are the female religious community known as the Servants of the Lord and the Virgin of Matará (SSVM) and the Secular Third Order.

In December 2016, the institute's founder, Carlos Buela, was sentenced by a Vatican Tribunal of sexual misconduct with IVE seminarians and was forced to cut off all contact with members of the Institute while living his sentence doing penance and prayer.[3]

  1. ^ Can. 588 §2. Code of Canon Law, (Holy See: Libreria Editrice Vaticana, 1983),
  2. ^ "Approvazione | IVEroma - Istituto del Verbo Incarnato". Archived from the original on 2015-08-16. Retrieved 2015-11-12.
  3. ^ "Institute of the Incarnate Word founder guilty of sexual misconduct". Crux. 2016-12-28. Retrieved 2018-12-04.