maxim 18 – read the original

Sharon Urban

Be ONE with Love’s Design!

History and Practice of Joy 101

The Maxims of the Little Institute of the Sisters of St. Joseph were written by our founder, Father Jean-Pierre Médaille, SJ, in the late 1600s as fundamental principles which a person seeking a life with God could follow.

Sister Susan Wilcox, CSJ of Brentwood, NY and a group of her high school students provided the contemporary translations.

Original Maxim 18, as written by Fr. Médaille:

Make so perfect a sacrifice of self and of will that you are empty of self from this time on, and thus you will no longer be able to choose deliberately anything except that God’s will be completely and perfectly accomplished in you, by you, and among all others.