maxim 9 – read the original

Avoid the plague of the unaware self.

It can be very ugly.

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 9, as written by Fr. Médaille:

Shun always and with repulsion all vanity, self-complacency, and infidelity to grace as plagues which infect good works and interfere with the action of divine grace on the living out of your life.