The Youth Congregation was centred on the welfare of each young member. Continuing to develop the concept of the Congregation as a caring mother, Eugene explains what the young person has the right to expect when he becomes a member of this body:
Art. 4. From the moment that he is received as a congregant, he is entitled to all the benefits and care of the Congregation.
If the congregant is sick, it ensures that he is looked after and given relief. If he is poor, the Congregation is concerned about his situation and tries to alleviate the harshness of his poverty. If he dies, its concern extends beyond the short duration of his life, and it overlooks nothing so as to lessen his pains and speed up his release [ed. from the suffering of Purgatory].
In short, each congregant is the special object of the Congregation’s constant consideration all the time.
Statuts, Chapitre XIV – Devoirs de la Congrégation envers les congréganistes
This text shows how Eugene conceived the Youth Congregation as being a part of the Church as the Body of Christ who cares for its members as Jesus taught:
I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you gave me clothing, I was sick and you took care of me, I was in prison and you visited me…
Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me. Matthew 25