IVE Contemplative Branch
We have some members who chose to consecrate themselves to God in a deep spiritual life while living a contemplative life in a monastery. They live the silence of the Nazareth, just how Jesus was in the first thirty years of His earthly life. As monks, they dedicate themselves in prayer and study at the same with the ‘apostolate of presence’: preaching Ignatian retreats and offering Spiritual Directions. Currently our monasteries are: the Monastery of the Incarnate Word (San Rafael, Argentina); the Monastery of Our Lady of Succour (Guimar, Tenerife, Spain); the Monastery of Pueyo (Barbastro, Spain); the Monastery of Mary Mother of the Church (Anjara, Jordan); the Monastery of the Holy Family (Sephoris, Israel); the Monastery of Bl. Charles de Foucauld (Tunisia); and the Monastery of Madonna of Sorriso (Canneto, Italy).
We consider our contemplative branch as the front-line of all our apostolic works, since with their prayer life and penance they obtain from the Lord the necessary graces for salvation of many. Likewise, our monasteries are like magnets, ‘attracting’ the grace of God and lightning rods for his wrath as they make reparation for the sins of mankind.