maxim 39 – read the original

Sharon Urban

Be of service to the world!

The best service is one that shares your gifts and gives you life!

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 39, as written by Fr. Médaille:

Be nothing to yourself and be utterly given to God and to the neighbor.