Charity for our neighbour is again an essential part of our spirit. We practice it first amongst us by loving each other as brothers…
As a missionary family, whatever we do and say is a reflection and fruit of the quality of our community life.
and as for the rest of mankind, in considering ourselves only as the servants of the Father of the family
commanded to comfort, to aid, to bring back his children
by working to the utmost, in the midst of tribulations, of persecutions of every kind,
without claiming any reward other than that which the Lord has promised to faithful servants who have worthily fulfilled their mission.
Letter to Hippolyte Guibert, 29 July 1830, EO VII n 350
“Will he thank the servant because he did what he was told to do? So you also, when you have done everything you were told to do, should say, ‘We are unworthy servants; we have only done our duty.’” Luke 17:9-11