As a spiritual mother, the Youth Congregation wanted its members to understand their identity as Christians and to live accordingly. Eugene uses the word “virtue” often in this context – virtue as a quality or behaviour considered morally good or desirable in a person.
Art. 2. It is to fulfill this duty for them that the Congregation will give all its members the most comprehensive instruction on all points of their religion either to teach them to know it well, or to provoke them to practice all the virtues it recommends.
Statuts, Chapitre XIV – Devoirs de la Congrégation envers les congréganistes
The knowledge and understanding of their faith and Christian identity had to be translated into daily life. For example:
The members will do their best to conduct themselves in relation to their families in such a way as to honour the virtue that they profess. Thus in order to please God, they accept with patience the little daily aggravations and imperfections of those around them.
Règlements et Statuts de la Congrégation de la Jeunesse, 1813, p. 24
Whatever we do lays a seed in our deepest consciousness, and one day that seed will grow. ~Sakyong Mipham