On 28 April, 1695, Mother Mectilde, being at the customary recreation of a Thursday evening, began, all of a sudden, to speak to her daughters, interrupting the banal conversation they were having. This is what she said:
Thursday, today is Thursday, this precious Thursday, which must ever be for us a day of Pascha and of rejoicing, a day so venerable and so full of graces! One might say, my Sisters, that it is the day on which Our Lord utterly spends Himself for His creatures by instituting this divine Sacrament. As for us, we ought to be ceaseless in admiration, gratitude, and thanksgiving with regard to this adorable mystery. Yes, the daughters of the Most Holy Sacrament ought to be altogether beside themselves at the sight of the prodigies and wonders which Our Lord works for them in this divine Sacrament. For whom, after all, does He put Himself there, if it is not particularly for you, my Sisters?
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