maxim 78- read the original

Sharon Urban

Embarrassment and criticism sometimes serve to temper the ego.

Don’t worry or stress, it pretty much happens to everyone.

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 78, as written by Fr. Médaille:

“Glory” in contempt, and accept embarrassment not only patiently but also joyfully and gratefully.  It is, as a matter of fact, in embarrassment and in contempt that great souls find an endless source of grace, merit, and heavenly blessings.