That, in loving response to Christ's invitation and recalling the example of his own personal life, we may live the life of evangelical poverty we have vowed. (Art. 19)
For our Congregation, and for our superiors.
All you saints assist me with your protection and with your prayers! I have spent so much of my life to no purpose! Once and for all, may I renounce the world, with all its pride, vanity and pleasures. Then I will give myself, body and soul, to God... (Paris, 12/12/1835)