maxim 62 – read the original

Sharon Urban

You are an incomplete work of art…Don’t ever stop working on yourself.

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 62, as written by Fr. Médaille:

Be constant in the way of life and virtue you have chosen, changing nothing about it except to improve it.