maxim 21 – read the original

Sharon Urban

Don’t worry about getting credit for your good work…

just enjoy the beauty of it.

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 21, as written by Fr. Médaille:

Desire neither praise nor reward for your good works in this life and you will have deeper and fuller life in eternity.