maxim 85 – read the original

Sharon Urban

Lead a project through and then step out…

and let someone else finish and get the credit.

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 85, as written by Fr. Médaille:

Advance good works until they are almost finished; and then, whenever possible, let them be completed by someone else who will receive the honor.