Servants of the Lord
Virgin of Matará
Province of Extreme Orient
Religious Family of the Incarnate Word
Institute of Incarnate Word (IVE)
Institute Servants of the Lord and the Virgin of Matará (SSVM)
3rd Order Secular
″In the name of Christ, we desire to be a Religious Family…we want to dedicate ourselves to Evangelization of the Culture to work, “through the power of the Gospel, to transform: mankind’s criteria of judgment, determining values, points of interest, lines of thought, sources of inspiration, models of life.″ (Constitutions 20-26)
"The evangelical counsels are thus above all a gift of the Holy Trinity.
....They are in fact an expression of the love of the Son for the Father in the unity of the Holy Spirit. ... By practising the evangelical counsels, the consecrated person lives with particular intensity the Trinitarian and Christological dimension which marks the whole of Christian life."
(Directory of Consecrated Life 48)
We profess four vows…
…in order to follow the Incarnate Word more intimately.
Our Non-Negotiable Elements
Our charism is defined as «the grace to prolong Christ in families, in education, in the media, in men of thought and in every other legitimate manifestation of man’s life. It is the gift of making each man “like a new Incarnation of the Word”, being essentially missionaries and Marians.»
Within our charism, we have defined essential elements of our Religious Family. These elements are as follows:
Our Three White Loves
Intimately united to the mystery of our religion, that He was manifested in the flesh (1 Tm 3:16), and therefore also united to our love, are the “three white things of the Church”: