original maxim 66

Allan Johnson

Life has tension. Choose peacefulness. It lowers your blood pressure.

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, as written by Fr. Médaille:

“Love and strive after, especially, the interior gentleness of your soul, living in peace and in the tranquility of all your passions, and outwardly doing all things without over-eagerness and bearing what you must bear without any complaint or murmuring or anxiety whatsoever.” ~Maxim 66