In prayer God hears our petitions, but in reading we listen to his voice. We cannot always have at hand a spiritual Father, nor can we hear the sermons of fervent preachers, to direct us and give us light to walk well in the way of God. Good books supply the place of sermons.
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