maxim 72 – read the original

Sharon Urban

Align your desires with Love’s Design.  Be Peace!

Nothing is so strong as gentleness.

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 72, as written by Fr. Médaille:

Be always ready to obey peacefully, indifferent to all that is not against God’s will: to live or to die, to be healthy or ill, happy or unhappy, loved or persecuted, finding always your complete contentment solely in fulfilling God’s will.