That fidelity to our vow of obedience may help to strengthen the bonds of our common life. (Art.42)
That the members of the general council may be men of the Spirit and demonstrate a truly universal outlook as they assist the superior general in governing the entire Congregation.
For deceased parents, relatives, friends and benefactors, and for him who will die first among us.
Let us thank Him. Let us arouse within ourselves sentiments of humility and total abandonment to the will of God! May Christ take complete possession of us! (Paris, 11/5/1837)