Institute of the Incarnate Word

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The Institute of the Incarnate Word is a Catholic religious institute of diocesan right founded in Argentina on March 25, 1984, by Reverend Father Carlos Miguel Buela. The priests and brothers are called to follow Christ more closely under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit. In addition to their vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience, they also take a fourth vow, consecrating their lives to the Blessed Virgin Mary and asking for her continued intercession for the world.

Members of the Institute of the Incarnate Word care for those with disabilities, children, the elderly, and the sick. They provide homes for the poor, for orphans, and for abandoned children. They manage schools and educational institutions in rural areas in developing countries. They promote pastoral formation of their missionaries related to human, intellectual, and spiritual development.

Present in 40 countries, they say their most challenging missions are in Argentina, Bolivia, Ecuador, Guyana, Iraq, Palestine (Gaza), Papua New Guinea, Peru, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, and Ukraine, among others.

The institute says funds from the mission appeal will be used for day-to-day support for missionaries, to supply material goods to finish projects, and to meet basic needs in the rural areas where we work. That includes food and medicine and vehicles to drive to remote areas where there are no roads.  The money will also help with evangelization programs around the world and with the building of seminaries and churches to provide hope where the Catholic faith is a minority of doesn’t exist at all.

If you would like to contribute to the Institute of the Incarnate Word, visit the online giving page of the Parish of the Holy Eucharist.

To learn more about the Institute of the Incarnate Word, visit its website.