maxim 31- read the original

Sharon Urban

In times of trouble, just open yourself to be an instrument of Love’s Design.

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 31, as written by Fr. Médaille:

In your greatest troubles and dangers, hope with a firm confidence not that God will comfort or deliver you, but that he will effect in you and through you his holy and loving will and live perfectly at peace with this hope.