That we may regard the Congregation as a mother who carefully guides the development of our religious life. (Art. 10)
For our country, for civil rulers on the local and national level.
For the displaced, jobless, poor and starving people throughout the world.
It was no violent temptation that caused my faith to falter; therefore, all the more worthy of condemnation is my lack of spiritual zeal and the lack of order in my life. This is all the more serious in that I should have been an example for others... (Paris, 5/2/1835)