“Among yourselves, charity, charity, charity.” This death-bed wish of Eugene for his Oblate family reflected his lifetime of insistence that “Charity is the pivot on which our whole existence turns.”
Some 50 years earlier, we see him insisting on the same spirit for the members of the Youth Congregation.
Art 22. Although the precept of loving others is aimed at everyone, we can and we must give preference to this virtue.
Art 23. The links that bind the members of the Congregation together place this order in the forefront of their consideration for each other.
Statuts, Chapitre XIII – Obligations spirituelles des congréganistes
Three things will last forever– faith, hope, and love– and the greatest of these is love. I Corinthians 13:13
“Love one another, but make not a bond of love: Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.” Kahlil Gibran