maxim 69 – read the original

Sharon Urban

Stay present to the moment and the future will take care of itself.

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 69, as written by Fr. Médaille:

Never think of tomorrow unless it has some necessary Iink with today, but entrust it entirely to Providence.