With a balanced Christ-centered focus in the quality of their lives and relationships, the Missionaries were to fill the world with the “perfume” of the transforming presence of the Kingdom of God:
However, their chief concern will be, as much when out on missions as when in the house,
to make progress in the paths
of ecclesiastical and religious perfection…
in a word, they will strive to become other Christs,
radiating everywhere the fragrance
of his lovable virtues.
1818 Rule, Part Two, s Chapter One. Regarding other principal observances
The Missionary’s ideal is to transform:
Our life in all its dimensions is a prayer that, in us and through us, God’s kingdom come.
CC&RR, Constitution 32
“Nothing is so contagious as example; and we never do any great good or evil which does not produce its like.” Francois de La Rochefoucauld