maxim 63 – read the original

Sharon Urban

Don’t consider unfortunate events as obstacles…Be creative.  Ask yourself–what is the opportunity here?

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 63, as written by Fr. Médaille:

Do not consider unfortunate events as obstacles but as aids and cherish them, whatever they may be, as effects of the gentle and loving Providence of God, your Father.