By the light of the last candle all things in this world - applause, diversions, pomps and greatness - vanish. The most princely fortunes, the most exalted dignities and the most superb triumphs lose all their splendour when viewed from the bed of death.
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