An e-mail sent by Rev. Gonzalo Ruiz-Freites, asking for complete secrecy, to priests of the Institute of the Incarnate Word (IVE in Spanish) has attached the letter sent by Re. Carlos Buela to Pope Benedict XVI. The IVE Founder, Rev. Buela, thanked the Pope for listing his begging prayers on preventing the intervention of the Institution. The Founder is thankful and expresses an understanding, an arrangement between the Pope Benedict XVI preventing the intervention with a Delegate and the Founder resignation.

The e-mail from Rev. Ruiz Freites says:

Rome, May 6th, 2010.

Dear all,

I am sending you the text that Fr. Buela will give in the next days.

We have asked Provincials to inform you about the current situation, according we have been informing them in a private way in e-mail March 6th, March 8th, March 21st , April 9th and April 30th.

The information in here is strictly confidential. You cannot talk with anybody out of Institute [laity, parents, Servants (nuns), etc] If somebody ask you or make a comment, send them to the suitable Provincial.

We put this situation in Mary the most holy, confident in her lovely protection, asking the grace of being very unite to our Founder.

A big hug, in Christ and Mary

P. Gonzalo


Rome, May 8th, 2010

Our lady of Lujan

Most Blessed Father

I write to His Holiness with feelings of profound gratitude because you have benevolently received my suppliant prayer of passed March 8th.

I have spent most part of my life founding and carrying on the Institute of the Incarnate Word. Now I am older and with some health issues, at the same time the Institute has grown a lot. The infinite Providence of God has made it flourished (The Institute) in many places and with abundant vocations, and today is consolidated in its structures of formation and govern. On another note (side), since our beginnings and at the present time we have gone through numerous difficulties, in which we have experienced God loving care. As Sons of the Holy Church, our Religious Family also journeys in the World in between the consolations of God and the persecutions of men (Saint Augustine). I consider this an immense grace from God.

As I expressed to His Holiness in my suppliant prayer, I consider this the right time to resign again from the office of General Superior, as I did already one time in 1994. So, by this mean and in good disposition, I present to His Holiness my resignation to the office of General Superior of the Institute of the Incarnate Word.

In particular I would like to thank His Holiness for the decision of no sending of a Pontifical Commissary to the Institute, so this way, after my resignation, the authorities of the Institute according to the Constitutions continues carry on with it.

I am deeply thankful for the goodness showed to me and other members of the Institute, I give you my greeting and implore your paternal blessing and I assure you we will keep you in our prayers.

Yours in Christ and Mary

Rev. Fr. Carlos Miguel Buela IVE