SSJ Maxims

In 1650, John-Pierre Medaille, SJ wrote 100 maxims to help the Sisters of Saint Joseph and their Associates (most of whom were illiterate) grow in love of God and neighbor, to consciously place their ego in the service of love, and to grow in freedom to choose the greater good in all their actions and relationships.  The Sisters of Saint Joseph live and work that all may be one, with a special care for the dear neighbor, without distinction, from whom we do not separate ourselves.

Maxims of the Little Institute

Commentary on the Maxims by Mary Helen Kashuba SSJ

Maxims of Perfection

“Young Folks” Maxims of the Sisters of Saint Joseph

Maxims: Original and Student Versions

Simple Maxims