That we may acknowledge as community property whatever we obtain through our work, our own personal efforts, or in the name of the Congregation after our profession of evangelical poverty. (Art. 23)
For a spirit of reconciliation in our personal lives, in Community relationships, carrying over into our ministry and shared with the faithful we serve.
In thanksgiving for the generosity of our benefactors.
For the grace to be prayerful men attuned to the promptings of the Holy Spirit.
(There is) an excessive preoccupation with self and a desire to be praised; undertaking great works, while neglecting lesser responsibilities... (Confession Notes, Paris, 6/15/1835)