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Institute of the
Incarnate Word

To teach for Christ all that is authentically human.

“We aspire to form priests according to the Heart of Christ, for the Catholic Church: priests who are spiritually nourished by the Word of God, who are at the service of their neighbor, in solidarity with all those in need, advocates of the laity, possessing a great capacity for dialogue, without any identity crisis, who are eager for ongoing formation, who abandon themselves to Providence, who love the Catholic liturgy, who are tireless preachers, ‘rich in the spirit.’”

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Our "non-negotiable" elements

The Religious Family of the Incarnate Word

Servants of the Lord and the Virgin of Matará

The feminine branch of the Religious Family of the Incarnate Word

Secular Third Order

The laity who are part of our Religious Family

The Institute's Coat of Arms and Its Meaning

Escudo The red cross:
The Blood of Christ shed for
our redemption, from which
all our works draw strength
The white background:
Symbol of the purity
of all the works done
for God alone
The crown:
Represents the kingship of Christ
The rosary:
Our devotion to the
Virgin Mary, her maternal
protection, her presence
in our livesand apostolic works
The sword:
Our mission is to preach:
“They will have the two-edged
sword of the Word of God in
their mouths.”
The letters (VCFE):
The initials of "Verbum Caro Factum Est"
(the Word became flesh), because we are
the Religious Family of the Incarnate Word
The three flames:
The three evangelical counsels
we profess at our consecration
(vows of poverty,
chastity and obedience)
The lily (fleur de lis):
Signifies our fourth vow of
consecration to
the Virgin Mary in
maternal slavery of love

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