maxim 29 – read the original

Sharon Urban

In times of darkness, dig in deeper to find the light within you.

It’s there.  Really!

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 29, as written by Fr. Médaille:

Believe with St. Teresa the truths of your religion with a firmer faith when they are more difficult to understand. (The Autobiography of Teresa of’ Avila, Ch. XIX)