Art. 35. In the case of the sick person not having sufficient money to pay for the expenses which are incurred through the illness, the Council [ed. the leadership executive of the Youth Congregation], becoming aware of the situation, will take the necessary measures to help him with the all the possible means of the Congregation.
Art. 36. The infirmarians will be specially charged to be aware of the needs of the patient so as to ensure that he lacks nothing, and that he will not be exposed to seeing his illness get worse because of lack of assistance.

Chapitre XIV, §2 Envers les congréganistes malades

Eugene’s model for the youth was being put into practice:

They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer… All the believers were together and had everything in common. Selling their possessions and goods, they gave to anyone as he had need.

Acts of the Apostles 2:42-45


The charity, if charity it may be called, of doles and patronage is mean and delusive…
But the charity of personal help and organised good sense calls out the best efforts of giver and receiver. C.S. Loch

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