That we may accept Mary as the model of what salvation is for each of us: freed from sin in Her Immaculate Conception, sharing the sufferings of Her Son as Mother of Sorrows, and raised to a share in the risen life of Jesus in Her Assumption. (Art. 8)
For our deceased brothers and benefactors, for all the faithful departed, and for him who will die first among us.
For a deeper understanding of the paschal mystery.
For our benefactors: in thanksgiving for their continued generosity to the Congregation.
Merciful God, assist me by your grace! Bring to completion your work of salvation -- my reconciliation with you... (Paris, 1/10,1835)