That, inspired by the example of Christ and by the grace of the Holy Spirit, we may offer our own will to God the Father and, in a spirit of faith, to our Superior, whom we consider His representative on earth. (Art.40)
For our superiors in their role of leadership, that they may find validation and support in their brothers.
For the Church, our Holy Father and our local Ordinary.
For our parishioners, students and co-workers.
I talk needlessly about myself, about my feelings, about the converts I have made...As though I had any great part to play in these matters, or as though there were any value in calling people's attention to myself... (Paris, 8/7/1836)