maxim 30 – read the original

Sharon Urban

When someone tells you, “it can’t be done,” prove them wrong.

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 30, as written by Fr. Médaille:

And do the same in the practice of hope.  When in your actions and plans there is little likelihood of success or of human aid and more difficulties oppose you, trust in God far more.