maxim 32 – read the original

Sharon Urban

Don’t reject or judge what life is offering you.  Be present to it.

It makes all the difference.

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 32, as written by Fr. Médaille:

When you happen to be abandoned by creatures, and even by God if he takes away his sensible graces, remember the abandonment of the dear Savior on the cross and tenderly cherish your own in consideration of his.