Whenever we behold ourselves unusually favoured by God, we must humble ourselves the more. Thais, who was first a sinner and then a Saint, humbled herself so profoundly before God that she dared not even mention his name; so that she had not the courage to say, "My God," but she said, "Thou who hast made me, have mercy on me."
From Thoughts from St Alphonsus for Every Day
Compiled by Rev. C. McNeiry, C.SS.R.
Imprimatur: Joseph Hull, C.SS.R., Prov. Angl. Sup.
Nihil Obstat: Innocentlus Apap, O.P., S.T.M., Censor Deptutatus.
Imprimatur: Edm. Can. Surmont, Vicarius Generalis.
Westmonasterii, Die 9a Junii, 1927.
First published 1927