Dear little friends, this beautiful rosebud is for you; it is one of the beads of your Rosary, and it may seem to you to be such a tiny thing. But if you only knew how precious this bead is! This wonderful bud will open out into a gorgeous rose if you say your Hail Mary really well.
Of course it would be too much to expect you to say the whole fifteen mysteries every day, but do say at least five mysteries, and say them properly with love and devotion. This Rosary will be your little wreath of roses, your crown for Jesus and Mary....(the Secret of the Rosary, St. Louis de Montfort)
I just love this book, it's a beautiful and meaningful representation of the Dominican Rosary as Our Lady presented it to St. Dominic.
From the inside cover: "It is hearts that must be changed. This will be accomplished only by the Devotion proclaimed, explained, preached and recommended everywhere. Recourse to My Mother under the title of the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary I wish for her universally, is the last help I shall give before the end of time." (Confided by Our Lord to Berthe Petit, July 2, 1940)
May you find it in your heart today to share a little of Montfort's Rosebuds for little Children regarding the Rosary and all its benefits. Happiest of days in this Merry Month of May!