The Word Was Made Flesh and Dwelt Amongst Us…
On Monday, April 8 our Religious Family of the Incarnate Word gathered together at Saint Paul’s Church in New York for the Holy Mass of the Solemnity of the Annunciation presided by Fr. Carlos Miguel Buela, our founder.
Priests, seminarians, sisters, Third Order members, friends and parishioners all joined in prayer and thanksgiving for the 29 years of our missionary religious family founded on the Solemnity of the Annunciation, March 25, 1984 in Argentina.
For us, this feast marks our anniversary but above all is our central patronal day honoring the mystery of the Word made flesh. The Church’s liturgical celebration of the Incarnate Word, of the fiat of Mary, of the Word taking on our nature in the womb of the Virgin Mary draws us back to the heart of our charism “to prolong the Incarnation of the Word” through the evangelization of culture.
Our celebration in New York was especially marked by the presence of the Most Reverend Basil H. Losten, the Bishop Emeritus of Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Stamford. Fr. Gustavo Nieto, IVE, Provincial Superior, as well as many IVE and diocesan priests were among the concelebrants.
We thank God for the unsurpassable mystery of the Incarnation, for the assent of the Virgin Mary, and for the gift of the foundational grace given to Fr. Buela to begin our small religious family in the Church dedicated to prolonging the Incarnation “in all men, in all of man, and in all the manifestations of man”. Alleluia!