MAXIMS OF MARY WARD

      IN RELATION TO GOD
    • Do your best and God will help. 2. God is rich enough for us all.
    • Show yourself at all times glad and joyful, for Almighty God loves a cheerful giver.
    • The spirit of God is not ill-mannered, but teaches all courteousness.
    • Take all, even the least thing, as coming directly from God.
      IN RELATION TO NEIGHBOUR
    • Show yourself as you are, and be what you show yourself.
    • Do not endeavour so much to please your neighbour as to be of use to her.
    • Strive more to merit the praise and love of others than to receive it.
    • Act not out of fear but solely from love.
    • We ought diligently to endeavour to give a good example to everyone.
      IN RELATION TO YOURSELF
    • Love and speak the truth at all times.
    • Do good and do it well.
    • Let no day go by in which you do not heroically conquer yourself.
    • be diligent to root out your vices, but not to hide them.
    • The best way to bear troubles with equanimity is to thank God for them.