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176 The Indian Advocate.
The whole world understands this, and when we put into words what the fact of the Incarnation has always implied, that the heart of the God-man was "in all things like unto our hearts, save without sin," every heart that lives, has ever lived or will live, understands the bond between the Heart of the Redeemer and itself; understands how His Heart is to be approached; how its approbation and love is to be won; how its treasures of grace and mercy and benediction are to be secured. And our "Month of the Sacred Heart?" That month of June, of which the American poet, Lowell, says: "Now, if ever, come perfect days." The full-blossoming time mild airs which are still fresh, the heat of summer being still delayed. Beautiful month of reparation as well as devotion, when fervent hearts are striving to atone for their own past coldness towards this loving Heart, as well as for the coldness and indifference of the world around us! Beautiful month, which, in the midst of consolations untold, graces not to be counted, never forgets the holy souls sighing to be forever united to this Sacred Heart, which they adore unceasingly and love as only those love who know they have been saved by the merits of that Sacred Heart, pierced for them on the tree of the Cross, sigh ing continually: , "Sweet Heart of Jesus, have mercy on us!" E. A. S. WWrfNNVWW Perhaps the newly-formed Catholic Federation of Ameri can Societies will point the way to laymen, and demonstrate how, without interfering with their present duties as Catho lics and parishioners, they may be able to accomplish great things for God, the Church and humanity.