That, although the Congregation has the right to possess goods, nevertheless, by its corporate poverty it will give evidence that it is poor in spirit and in fact. (Art. 24)
That in our concern for vocations we may not concentrate only on numbers, but that our prayers give priority to Spirit-filled people.
For our Congregation and for our superiors, especially our local superior.
For Father General and his Councilors.
Spiritual obligations and household duties within the brotherhood; outside the brotherhood -- missionary responsibilities. Merciful God, grant me a spirit of fervour and zeal...I offer him thanks without end...My whole life should be devoted to prayer and penance... (Paris, 2/21/1836)