maxim 46 – read the original

Sharon Urban

Let go of your ego to free your whole self.

It’s way less complicated.

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 46, as written by Fr. Médaille:

Live with the Lord on the cross.  Die to pleasures and to vanity.  Live only for God and die completely to self.