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St. Joseph

Saint Joseph, Patron and Protector

34th Anniversary of the Servidoras March 19, Solemnity of St. Joseph, marks 34 years since the foundation of our congregation of the Servants of the Lord and the Virgin of Matará. This day is kept with great solemnity and festivity by our sisters in every country and every mission. Yesterday, 23 sisters around the world professed their perpetual vows: in Paraguay, Argentina, Brazil, Peru, Italy, Ecuador and Russia. In addition,… 

St. Joseph, Protector and Guardian of the Servidoras

Just as God procured the best parents for His Son, both being chaste, He wanted also that His Son have as His spouse a woman who is chaste, as each consecrated woman is. Every religious chosen for and from this singular love to be the spouse of the Incarnate Word, in imitation of Saint Joseph, must dedicate herself completely to taking care of Him, that is to say, to seek… 

Solemnity of St. Joseph: 32nd Anniversary of SSVM

We ask you to join us today as we celebrate the Solemnity of Good Saint Joseph. Our Institute Servants of the Lord and the Virgin of Matará was founded on his feast in 1988 in San Rafael, Argentina. We give great thanks for his many blessings that he has poured out on our Religious Family in these 32 years. Virtually join the Servidoras around the world as they celebrate this feast… 

Meditations for the 30 Days of Preparation for the Feast of St. Joseph

On February 18th, the 30 days of preparation for the Feast of St. Joseph (March 19) began. The sisters of our Institute, Servants of the Lord and the Virgin of Matará, have a special devotion to St. Joseph and since we were founded on his feast day in 1988 we take him as our special protector and patron. The Servidoras all over the world, begin a 30 Day Prayer to… 

News from the New Mission in Dallas

“The stars at night are big and bright, deep in the heart of TEXAS!” After almost two weeks in Texas, we have experienced firsthand the 3 great loves of Texas – Family, Faith, and Texas! We were greeted by an enthusiastic parish and school community who had been preparing for months for our arrival! The renovation of the parish convent, the placing of a beautiful Statue of St. Joseph at… 

1988 – 2018: Celebrating our 30th Anniversary on the Feast of Saint Joseph!

On March 19, 1988 our Institute of the Servants of the Lord and the Virgin of Matará was founded in San Rafael Argentina by Fr. Carlos Miguel Buela, IVE.  That day we were born into the Church as part of the Religious Family of the Incarnate Word, sharing the charism and twin constitutions with the priests and brothers of the Institute of the Incarnate Word (IVE). Thirty years later, we… 

Saint Joseph and “Spiritual Maternity”

Together with the whole Church we honor Saint Joseph today!  He is the faithful spouse of the Virgin Mary and foster father of the Son of God; the patron of the dying and the protector of the Church. In particular, we give thanks for his great care for us during the past twenty-seven years since our foundation in San Rafael, Argentina on March 19, 1988.  On that day, Fr. Carlos… 

Servants of the Lord & the Virgin of Matará

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The Cloud of Witnesses (Heb. 12:1)

Pope, Bishop, Priest, Deacon, Monk, Religious, Martyr, Evangelist: the modern eye is not surprised that these titles also accompany the title ‘Saint’. However, saints go by many other names:  royalty, leper, teacher, child, television personality, prisoner, husband, physician, knight, actor, poet, musician, architect, and mother. In reality, the only title that can accurately describe these models of heroic virtue is “Saint.” We hear the voices of these faithful witnesses calling to us and every man and woman, “Come, let the Master  call you!” We join with this  immense crowd who have allowed themselves to be extensions of Christ’s love.

With St. Peter Julian Eymard we say, “The Holy Eucharist is Jesus Christ, past, present and future.”  One of the many joys of being Catholic is being a part of the communion of saints. In this great fraternity of holiness we adhere to Jesus Christ. We join Him in the historical reality of the Upper Room 2,000 years ago. Here and now we unite ourselves to Jesus Christ present among us in the Eucharist. Finally, we look forward to worshiping  the One who is to come alongside those who gave everything for love of Him who gave everything for love of us.

Saint Joseph

Guardian of the Mystery of the Incarnation

Saint Louis Marie Grignion de Monfort

Loving Slave of Jesus in Mary

Saint John Paul II

The Marian Pope

Fr. Walter Ciszek

Servant of God