maxim 6 – read the original

Sharon Urban

Keep evolving yourself…

Other people find that attractive.

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 6, as written by Fr. Médaille:

“Put aside your old self” “so that you can put on the new,” (Eph. 4:22-24) and accordingly lead a life dead to the world and to self-love, full of gentleness, humiIity of heart, true sincerity, modesty, interior and exterior peace, and of charity toward the neighbor; in a word, (a life) completely modeled on the holiness and the pleasing virtues of Jesus which you should develop in yourself.  Thus you can by grace draw many people who will profit by your example and your conversations.