unheard of till our days
which past centuries
would not have dared to conceive –
for a whole month
the Blessed Sacrament
will be exposed in all the churches of the world;
it will receive more
honour and bestow
more graces than ever before,
so that this new month of Mary
will become a month of the Blessed Sacrament.
Such is the intimate union between
Jesus and His Mother!
Let us not fear,
then, to recite the Rosary
before the most Holy Sacrament;
our Hail Marys will glorify Jesus Christ
and cause His filial Heart
to thrill with affectionate joy.
Let us not fear to speak to Our Lord
of His Mother,
to praise and congratulate Him
on having such a Mother,
and for being such a Son.
Let us not fear to engage
in sweet and holy
converse with her.
Better still, let us repeat to Jesus Christ
what she herself said to Him
in her long adorations in the cenacle.
There, before the tabernacle,
she lived again the mysteries of Bethlehem,
and of Calvary.
She had cherished every detail in her heart,
and meditated unceasingly upon them.
Let us enter into this immaculate heart,
let us unite in its contemplation
and its prayer!
(J S 1905)