That, by the vow of obedience, we may unite ourselves in spirit with Christ who came into this world to fulfil the will of his Father, to whom he was obedient unto death. (Art.40)
For the superior general, "the father of the whole Congregation."
That the general curia may function as a unifying force and continue to promote the awareness of our being an international Community.
Not for myself, not for my own glory, not for my pleasure, not even for us, but for your glory, O God! (Paris, 8/7/1836)