That we may recognize that the end of our life and work in the Congregation is to give glory to God because he is infinite goodness and love. (Art. 4)
For our country, the government and people, and for all civil rulers.
For the poor and underdeveloped countries.
I thank God, for in spite of my many and serious sins, and while I was still set in evil ways, alongside of the frequent occasions to sin he placed obstacles in my way to prevent me from committing even more sins... (Paris, 12/28/1834)