maxim 83 – read the original

Sharon Urban

Have good intentions in whatever you do…

but always mind your ego.

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 83, as written by Fr. Médaille:

However pure your intentions and your views seem, convince yourself that, in some hidden recess of these intentions, you are still seeking self.