“It is a crime to educate children without religion, a crime committed against their souls that long for God. But it is much worse to train children to exaggerated piety, to torment them with too many and too long prayers. People that have grown up without any religion more easily find the faith with God’s grace than those trained in false piety, because religion had been made repugnant to them.”
—Blessed Maria Teresa of St. Joseph (a new Carmelite blessed, beatified in May)
Thanks to my father for passing this along.
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