GREAT as the sea is thy destruction; who shall heal thee? As the sea is all bitterness, and has not within its bosom a single drop of water which is sweet, so also (during the Passion of her Son) was the heart of Mary all bitterness, and without the least consolation.
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