Art. 37. All this material care lavished on the sick congregants indicates with what zeal the Congregation will pay close attention to provide them with an infinitely higher form of care.
Statuts XIV, §2 Envers les congréganistes malades
The Youth Congregation existed to form the young men of Aix into a living group that would make a difference to the youth of Aix. The means to achieve this was to become firmly centred on living Gospel values. According to the principles Eugene writes in their Rule of life, he wants to lead the congregants from an experience of human kindness to a deeper appreciation of the meaning of God’s kindness.
The congregants were thus to share their time and resources wherever possible, but this kindness was to extend to prayer as well. If the signs of the illness of their confrere become dangerous, the sacrament of the sick was to be administered. On the day that this was happening, all the congregants were asked to go to their nearest church and to pray for their dying brother in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament.
Kindness is a language we all understand. Even the blind can see it and the deaf can hear it. ~ Mother Teresa