To be happy with
what is necessary and truly useful, in one's lodging,
furniture, food, clothing, etc.
To be happy with what one has and to thank God for
what He gives us.
To accept joyfully sometimes to lack what is
Never to complain of the inconveniences of poverty.
Not to become attached to what we have or what is
given us to use: Our room, books, clothing, means of
Not to weep over losses.
To give generously according to our means.
To accept sometimes to give our services free of
To love and to visit the poor.
To take care of and use with economy those things we
have to use.
Adopt the way of life of ordinary people.
Moderation in the use of modern conveniences.
Avoid getting mixed up in temporal matters and
speculation as much as possible.