We have all been very blest by the support from our families. The most fundamental support from our families involves them seeking to understand the call on our lives and letting us choose that [...]
Brothers are very happy to receive gifts for birthdays or holidays, and since we share all our gifts and income, so are the other brothers.
Is a brother able to help care for his parents in their old age? Be the executor of their will? Have durable/medical power of attorney?
Given their missionary lifestyle brothers in the Servants of the Word can normally not be the primary care-giver for their parents in sickness or old age. How much he can and should do for them [...]
If my son were living as a member of the Servants of the Word, how would we know where he would be living? How often would we see him?
We are a missionary brotherhood and as such make ourselves available to go wherever we are most needed. As a consequence each one of us can potentially end up anywhere in the world. Depending on [...]
How does being in Servants of the Word affect a brother’s time and relationships with his family? Can he still attend family events?
Part of the discernment process a young man engages in is to see whether the brotherhood should become his permanent home, his “family”. Once he has made a life-long commitment to the Servants of [...]
If my son were to commit himself as an affiliate to the brotherhood, would his expenses be covered or would he need to fundraise? What happens to his income?
When a man first becomes an affiliate, he enters no financial obligations but retains full responsibility for his finances. Even when he first moves into a house of the brotherhood, he is only [...]
How does one become associated with the Servants of the Word and what is the initial process of participation?
The process of joining the Servants of the Word has various stages, and lasts approximately 7 years. First one becomes an affiliate, often without living in a Servants of the Word house. During [...]