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Mass Readings: 4/22/2018
First: Acts 4:8-12
Resp: Psalm 118:1,8-9,21-23,26,28-29
Gospel: John 10:11-18

Saint of the Day
Bl. Maria Gabriella (1914-1939)
After a rebellious but loyal youth, Maria joined a Trappestine monastery. She soon dedicated her short life to praying for Christian Unity. She died of tuberculosis just 15 months later.

Bl. Maria Gabriella Speaks
God's will whatever it may be, this is my joy, my happiness, my peace.

Scripture Verse of the Day
1 John 3:2
Beloved, we are God's children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when he appears we shall be like him, because we shall see him as he is.

The Words of St. Escriva
Last Things
You talk of dying 'heroically'. Do you not think that it is more 'heroic' to die a bourgeois death, in a good bed, unnoticed... but to die of love-sickness.
(The Way, #743)

Catholic Catechism #2223
Parents have the first responsibility for the education of their children. They bear witness to this responsibility first by creating a home where tenderness, forgiveness, respect, fidelity, and disinterested service are the rule. The home is well suited for education in the virtues. This requires an apprenticeship in self-denial, sound judgment, and self-mastery – the preconditions of all true freedom. Parents should teach their children to subordinate the "material and instinctual dimensions to interior and spiritual ones." Parents have a grave responsibility to give good example to their children. By knowing how to acknowledge their own failings to their children, parents will be better able to guide and correct them.

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