maxim 64 – read the original

Sharon Urban

Make a practice of being kind all the time.

Directions:  Reflect on your actions and attitudes and let your past inform the present.

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 64, as written by Fr. Médaille:

Strive to be kind always to everyone and unkind to no one.