maxim 5 – read the original

Sharon Will

Don’t worship money, status and power.

It always ends badly.

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 5, as written by Fr. Médaille:

Esteem the world and its vanities no more than dung. (Phil. 3:8) Let the world be crucified to you and you to it; (Gal. 6:14) that is to say, “despise the world which is only illusion” (1Cor. 7:31) and reject its maxims which are full of deceit and impiety.