Golden Sands - A Collection of Meditations for the Sanctification and Happiness of Daily Life.
Translated from the French by Miss Ella McMahon. Imprimatur, 1882. 196 page book.
In the Summer, in the South of France, little children and the infirm poor, incapable of hard labor, in order to earn a little bread, occupy themselves in collecting from the beds of half-dried rivers golden sands which are carried by the water in its course and glisten in the sun. What these poor and little ones do with the golden sands which God has scattered in these unknown rivers, let us attempt, with these little counsels which God has scattered everywhere to sparkle, and glisten, and comfort for an instant, then to disappear, leaving to the soul the regret of not having gathered them. Welcome these little leaves, which have all been written under the maternal auspices of the Blessed Virgin; welcome them with kindness. Let them penetrate a moment to your soul, then scatter them, that they may bear their good words to others.