maxim 86 – read the original

Stephanie Hall

Be reasonable and don’t go off the deep end.

…unless it’s for Love’s Design.

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 86, as written by Fr. Médaille:

“Be above everything that is not God, not allowing yourself to be dominated by any earthly creature but keep all subject to reason.”