maxim 36 – read the original

Sharon Urban

Tell yourself stories that keep your goal in sight.  Stay on track.

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 36, as written by Fr. Médaille:

Let your affections and actions be guided by reason and duty and not by caprice and natural inclinations.