maxim 1 – read the original

Stephanie Hall

Dude! Stay focused on what’s important in life.


Don’t let the crazy stuff distract you.

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 1, as written by Fr. Médaille:

“Keep always in mind the aim of your vocation which is sublime:  and never do anything which contradicts the commitment to a life full of modesty, gentleness and holiness.”