In the Great Deluge in the days of Noah, nearly all mankind perished, eight persons alone being saved in the Ark. In our days a deluge, not of water but of sins, continually inundates the earth, and out of this deluge very few escape. Scarcely anyone is saved.
The Saint Alphonsus de Liguori Collection [30 Books]: (ed. Catholic Way Publishing, 2016) - ISBN: 9781783794911