" We want to be men whose hearts have become pure, who have discovered a single purpose in life."

Purity of heart is to will one thing, as Kierkegaard once said.  We want to be men whose hearts have become pure, who have discovered a single purpose in life. Because of this many things we could possess simply lose their attraction, for an uncluttered life is what we want.

There are many things we need in order to function in the modern world, and we use some of them in order to be more effective in serving God. At the same time we do not want to be attached to any of them and regularly review our life to make sure we rid it of unnecessary clutter.

This ideal also impacts how our houses are set up, how we use our money, and how we spend our time. So while we are not poor, we seek to be unencumbered and to travel light.

  • ‘I thank God for the life and witness of the Servants of the Word, whose quiet, kind, humble and prayerful example in contemporary forms of monasticism continues to be such a blessing to so many people.’

    Pete Greig
    Pete Greig 24/7 Prayer Movement
  • "The Servants of the Word are one of the most dynamic new monastic movements in the worldwide Church. As a new student in London, they were one of the strongest spiritual influences in the growth of my own faith because of their openness and commitment to nurturing young vocations."

    The Venerable Roger Preece
    The Venerable Roger Preece Master of Royal Foundation of St Katharine
  • "The Servants of the Word is truly an authentic Ecumenical brotherhood. While living in community as brothers in Christ they, both Catholics and Protestants, adhere faithfully to the teachings and practices of their respective denominations."

    Fr. Thomas Weinandy O.F.M. Cap.
    Fr. Thomas Weinandy O.F.M. Cap.
  • "I have known Mark Whitters for many years as a friend and colleague, as we both teach in the Department of History and Philosophy at Eastern Michigan University.  Mark is outstanding in his dedication to teaching and mentoring students."

    Dr. Ronald K. Delph
    Dr. Ronald K. Delph Professor of History Eastern Michigan University
  • "The work ethic of the brothers is impeccable and a source of conviction in my own efforts.  More importantly however, they have shown a keen understanding of the importance of family life and our individual lives outside of the business itself."

    Dave Flanagan
    Dave Flanagan Employee Servant Systems Inc.
  • "These men have been so instrumental in many ways in building God's kingdom in this world. They have quietly touched thousands of lives, including my life and my family."

    Jeff Smith
    Jeff Smith President of The Word Among Us
  • “I am delighted and honored to heartily endorse the dear brothers of the Servants of the Word and especially their very significant ministries with college students through University Christian Outreach. They build deeply meaningful relationships with many college students, invite them to know God personally, and help teach, shape and form them for lives of discipleship and service in God’s kingdom."

    Cal Jen
    Cal Jen Associate Professor Calvin College Grand Rapids
  • "I have known Dr. Mark Whitters for approximately fifteen years. I have to come to know him as a teacher by visiting his class and found it exemplary.  I find him a meticulous scholar."

    Jiu-Hwa Lo Upshur
    Jiu-Hwa Lo Upshur Professor Emerita Department of History and Philosophy Eastern Michigan University
  • "Perhaps what I most value is how their prophetic call speaks a radical word of hope to a hungry generation."

    Paul Jordan
    Paul Jordan Director Kairos - Europe and Middle East
  • "The Servants of the Word are a sign of hope for the Christian people as they rediscover and breathe new life into the ancient gift of celibacy: men set apart for mission, service and prayer. I have known members of the Servants of the Word for over 40 years and they were instrumental in my own conversion journey."

    Dave Hughes
    Dave Hughes President The Sword of the Spirit North American Region

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