maxim 25 – read the original

Sharon Urban

When someone takes off with what you have started, be grateful and joyful!

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 25, as written by Fr. Médaille:

Be happy in all things about God’s glory solely, regardless of who furthers it, and be happier yet when others seem noticeably to advance that glory more than you do.