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254 THE INDIAN ADVOCATE
Mutual benevolence must be kept up between relatives, as
well as between friends; for without this cement, whatever
the building is called, it is only a castle in the air, a thing
talked of, without the reality.
Vanity and affectation, often steal into the hearts of youth
and make them very ridiculous; yet, no one is contemptible,
for being what he is, but for pretenting to be what he is not.
The press has become the mightiest engine of the twen
tieth century. It can be employed to immense advantage
in the dissemination of truth yet how many Catholic fa
milies subscribe for a Catholic newspaper, a Citholic peri
odical, or even possess a small library of Catholic books?
The atmosphere of the home cannot be kept Catholic in our
day without Catholic literature.
To our parents we are indebted beyond all estimation. If
we undertake to enumerate their claims, to set in order their
labors, to recount their sacrifices and privations for us, we
must desist from the undertaking and acknowledge oursel-
ijj ves incompetent for the task. For the good parent's love.
issurpassed only by thai great Spring of all good, whom to
represent in the strongest language our indebtedness to
Him we call "Our Father in Heaven."
Education is to the miad, what cleanliness is to the body;,
the beauties of the one, as well as the other, are blemished,
if not totally lost, bv neglect; and as the richest diamond
cannot shoot forth its lustre, wanting the lapidary's skill, so,
will the latent virtue of the noblest mind be buried in obscu
rity, if not called forth by precept, and the rules of good
The word Mothtr signifies devotedness, love and kindness
Who is it that stands by the cradle soothing the pains of the
little infant? It is the mother. The sound of that name send