maxim 77 – read the original

Sharon Urban

Always keep in mind the goal of creating a social order of love…
And don’t get lost in the details.

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 77, as written by Fr. Médaille:

Fulfill all the duties of the great and true love of God, and you will fulfill the rest.