That through our vow of poverty we may give witness to the world of the supreme importance of storing up treasure in heaven. (Art. 21)
That we may identify with Christ and with his mission, accepting our call "to serve the needs of all."
I resolve to refer everything that is good to God...in all distress, to seek consolation only in God...to be on guard constantly, to avoid the occasion of sin, to bear with constant hardships, and to use every moment to good advantage... (Paris, 10/24/1835)