Fr. Mangot

Libermann proposes the way of the gospel as the path to follow. "We have the Gospel, that is our rule ... We have, within us, a great Teacher who explains it to us in private and teaches us what we should do. Let us listen to Him."

Meditating on the mystery of the incarnation on Christmas Day 1836 Libermann wrote, "The Word made flesh has become our brother. The dear Infant is our beloved little brother; and consequently, we are the children of His Father."

Growing into the likeness of our little brother is not the achievement of a single day. "Time and labor are necessary, and prayer and confidence; and we shall arrive only after having risen repeatedly and taken courage to begin over and over again a good many times."