I wish you to change the end of our litanies; instead of saying Jesus sacerdos, we must say Christe salvator. That is the aspect under which we ought to contemplate our divine Master.
Our particular vocation is such that we are associated in a special manner with the redemption of men; the Blessed Liguori has likewise put his Congregation under the protection of the Saviour.
Letter addressed to “our dear brothers, the missionaries at Aix”,
July 1816, O.W. VI n 12
In these short sentences we find the seed of the identity and self-understanding of Eugene and of all who live by his charism. As we follow Jesus, it is according the specific perception of his being our Saviour. Our particular vocation is to be associated with him in leading others to the salvation that He offers – thus to be his co-operators.