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Idente comes from the evangelical mandate "Go into the whole world and proclaim the Gospel to every creature" (Mk 16:15). It means walking with Christ by identifying with Him, above all in his confession of the heavenly Father.


The Id Institute of Christ the Redeemer, Idente Missionaries is an institute of consecrated life of pontifical right, founded by Fernando Rielo Pardal, on June 29, 1959, in Tenerife (Spain). It is composed of two branches, one of clerics and laity and one of women: both live celibacy and take the evangelical counsels of chastity, poverty and obedience with public votes; and by associates, men and women, committed according to their own state, with temporal or perpetual promises, to live the charism and the mission of the Institute. It is present in about twenty countries in the world (Africa, America, Asia and Europe).


Carisma The ideal charism consists in following and identifying oneself with Christ, living and witnessing, under the action of the Holy Spirit, a filial consciousness which has Heavenly Father as a model of holiness. As the word "idente" also says, which comes from the mandate "go and preach the gospel", it means 'walking in union with the divine filial conscience of Christ'. Idente is a Spanish neologism constructed with the imperative 'id' of the Spanish verb ir and the ending 'ente' of the Latin participio ens, entis.


Filial holiness is, therefore, the primary mission to which missionaries and missionaries are called, as stated by the founder: You are not born to an apostolic vocation to teach many things, but those that are under the canon of the word Father - F. Rielo, "En el Corazón del Padre" (In the Heart of the Father), BAC, 2014, p. 27.


The charism is based on three evangelical principles:

  • The vocation to holiness, in response to the mandate: "Be holy as your Heavenly Father is holy" (Mt 5:48);

  • The promotion of community life and of the family spirit, according to the promissory council of Jesus Christ: "when two or more are gathered in my name, I am in their midst" (Mt 18:20).

  • Dedication to the evangelizing mission, in consonance with the apostolic imperative: "go into the whole world and proclaim the Gospel to every creature" (Mk 16:15).

The maxim of the institute is Believe and Hope: faith and hope, founded on charity, are the virtues that animate the life of the missionaries and guide their steps towards the fullness of their vocation.


Specific areas of the charism: The idente charism has two specific apostolic fields:


1) dialogue with intellectuals, for the transmission and defense of revealed truth, at the service and protection of the Holy Scriptures, Tradition and the Magisterium of the Church, in today's world.

2) the apostolate with young people who have lost their Catholic faith or have never embraced it.


The work of evangelization takes place through a variety of missions, depending on the requests coming from the local churches and the needs of each age. For this apostolic universality of the institute, arise different kinds of foundations to the benefit of humanity and of the church; and agreements are signed with institutions that seek the moral and civil good of the human person.


Institute structure:  The structure and legal system of the Institute, based on the charism and the family spirit, are divided into two branches with their own autonomy:    

The women's congregation is directed by the Superior General, María del Carmen García Viyuela.    

The men's congregation is directed by the Superior General, Luis Casasús Latorre.


In turn, both branches are in communion with each other by submitting to a President of the Institution, Jesús Fernández Hernández, who exercises his mission as the first of many brothers and sisters.



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