maxim 73 – read the original

Sharon Urban

Get caught up in Love’s Design and revel in it!


You’ll wake up joyful like a young child.

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 73, as written by Fr. Médaille:

Live out your life with one desire only: to be always what God wants you to be, in nature, grace, and glory, for time and eternity.