5. It is surely undeniable that, when a man engages in remunerative labor, the impelling reason and motive of his work is to obtain property, and thereafter to hold it as his very own. If one man hires out to another his strength or skill, he does so for the purpose of receiving in return what is necessary for the satisfaction of his needs; he therefore expressly intends to acquire a right full and real, not only to the remuneration, but also to the disposal of such remuneration, just as he pleases. Thus, if he lives sparingly, saves money, and, for greater security, invests his savings in land, the land, in such case, is only his wages under another form; and, consequently, a working man’s little estate thus purchased should be as completely at his full disposal as are the wages he receives for his labor. But it is precisely in such power of disposal that ownership obtains, whether the property consist of land or chattels. Socialists, therefore, by endeavoring to transfer the possessions of individuals to the community at large, strike at the interests of every wage-earner, since they would deprive him of the liberty of disposing of his wages, and thereby of all hope and possibility of increasing his resources and of bettering his condition in life.
聖人簡介：ST GERARD MAJELLA (聖哲拉‧馬則 / 聖吉拉‧瑪奇拉) (1726 – 1755)
主保：母親和孕婦 “II Santo dei Felivi Parti" – 成功生產的主保聖人
宣福: 1893年1月29日, Pope Leo XIII (教宗良13世)
宣聖: 1904年12月11日, Pope Saint Pius X (教宗聖庇護10世)
簡介：ST GERARD 生於意大利南部的慕羅，曾因身體虛弱2次被拒Capuchin monastery ，最後成為贖主會士( Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer )。他一生獻身事主，奉行主意，按神貧，貞潔，服從三願生活。據說因其聖德很高，故尚在修士的階段，已被委任為幾個婦女修道團體的神師。他在世時已經多次行奇蹟，其中最著名的是透過他的代禱，保護生產中的婦女和胎兒。在他去世前不久，遇到了一個年輕的女孩。ST GERARD留下了他的手帕，女孩欲還給他，他婉拒並告訴她：「可能有一天妳會需要此物。」在他過世後幾年，這個女孩結婚生子，在生產時出現意外，正在危難之時，她以ST GERARD的那手帕祈求，她的痛苦立即減輕了，繼而生下一個健康的孩子，在那時代是非常罕見及幸運的。
Prayer for Motherhood
O good St. Gerard, powerful Intercessor before God and Wonderworker of our day, I call upon thee and seek thy aid. Thou who on earth didst always fulfil God’s designs, help me to do the Holy Will of God. Beseech the Master of Life, from Whom all paternity proceedeth, to render me fruitful in offspring, that I may raise up children to God in this life and heirs to the Kingdom of His Glory in the world to come. Amen.