THE business of eternal salvation is for us the most important of all affairs. St Philip Neri, conversing one day in Rome with Francis Zazzera, a young man of talent, who was attached to the world, said to him: "You will be a prelate, later on, perhaps a cardinal, and perhaps even Pope. But what must follow? Go," said the Saint, "and meditate on these last words." Francis went home, and after reflecting on the words, "What must follow?" he left the world and began to attend only to God.
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