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