maxim 45 – read the original

Sharon Urban

Mind your intentions when you are with others…but DO have parties!

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 45, as written by Fr. Médaille:

Always be serious when you are with others, but let it be a joyful seriousness, courteous and full of a gentle and reserved simplicity.