“As long as it shall be attached to those three roots (humility, simplicity, charity), our little Institute will last (..)”(Blessed Emilie Tavernier-Gamelin, oral tradition)
Humility keeps us in the truth. Practicing humility helps us to place ourselves within the truth of who we are, because it does not allow for false modesty or false pretences. Humility frees us to acknowledge that everything is given to us as a gift from God; with humility, we live with confidence and abandonment.
Through simplicity we can see and live our life in an uncomplicated manner even if life may become complex at times. Simplicity is reflected in the transparency of our look, in the purity of our heart and in our right intentions and our behaviour. A simple life means to desire and to possess few things and, while appreciating what we have, we place ourselves in service of others with generosity. When we simplify our lives, we can focus on what is essential.
Personal and mutual love between God and each human being finds its expression in generous, unconditional and selfless relationships with one another. Charity enables us to give of ourselves, seeking the good of those we serve.