maxim 27 – read the original

Sharon Urban

Avoid mediocrity.

It’s really boring.

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 27, as written by Fr. Médaille:

Seek out the interior and hidden life of Jesus in so far as the activities of zeal allow.