Our life, before all else, is service to God, which is expressed first and foremost in prayer and worship. Our days, weeks and years are interspersed with opportunities for individual and corporate prayer. This rich life of worship has, over the years, yielded particular customs such as celebrating the Lord’s Day on Saturday night.

JGm playing music

Many of our brothers have also written and composed songs for worship. Joseph Mathias, a lifelong brother, has released a worship album called ‘Praise the Lord All Nations.’ You can download the album by clicking on the title of the music player below. If you would like to download more music by the brothers, please go to the ‘Worship & Music’ tab of our News & Resources page.

DAK teachingEvery brother, on top of his daily prayer, spends time every day studying the Scriptures and other Christian writers. This helps to feed our life our prayer and to help us grow in Christian understanding. Some of our brothers are also involved in Christian teaching and preaching: in our communities, in our various outreaches, they find ample opportunity to expound on the Word of God. A few brothers also have gone on to doctoral studies and now teach at seminaries and universities in the United States and the Philippines.

Testimonies from Academia

  • "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
  • "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
  • “In my tenure at Loyola School of Theology I have seen how members of The Servants of the Word, offer an important contribution to its ministry of theological and pastoral education. They help illuminate the riches of Christian tradition in dialogue with the life experiences and theological questions of students and colleagues from diverse contexts in Asia and beyond.”

    Rev. Fr. Jose Mario Francisco, S. J.
    Rev. Fr. Jose Mario Francisco, S. J. Former President of Loyola School of Theology Ateneo de Manila University, Quezon City, Philippines Lecturer, Pontifical Gregorian University Rome, Italy

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