Today the Church celebrates the Memorial of Saints Joachim and Anne, the parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Some people think that the quality of one’s breeding can be measured by the size of his paycheck. A better indicator, however, is the amount of virtue found in one’s life. Our Lady was never rich with the goods of this world, but she was always rich with the things of heaven on account of grace and the way she lived. Many parents give money to their children. Good parents pass on virtues to their children. Money can be squandered, but virtues are taken up even to heaven! Through the intercession of Saints Joachim and Anne may we pass on virtues to our children.