Quotes on Heaven

In my previous post, I listed the five newest saints of the Catholic Church.

These holy men and women, and all the saints, are meant to serve as models for us. They point to our Creator and our ultimate home: heaven.

In honor of the recent canonizations, I’d like to share 10 quotes on heaven.

(And at the end of the post, I have a request for you!)


“The gate of heaven is very low; only the humble can enter it.” ~ St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

“Today I was in heaven, in spirit, and I saw its inconceivable beauties and the happiness that awaits us after death. I saw how all creatures give ceaseless praise and glory to God.” ~ St. Faustina

“No one will have any other desire in heaven than what God wills; and the desire of one will be the desire of all; and the desire of all and of each one will also be the desire of God.” ~ St. Anselm of Canterbury

“According to St. Bonaventure, all the angels in heaven unceasingly call out to her: ‘Holy, holy, holy Mary, Virgin Mother of God.’ They greet her countless times each day with the angelic greeting, ‘Hail, Mary,’ while prostrating themselves before her, begging her as a favor to honor them with one of her requests.” ~ St. Louis de Montfort

“I shall do everything for heaven, my true home. There I shall find my Mother in all the splendor of her glory. I shall delight with her in the joy of Jesus himself in perfect safety.” ~ St. Bernadette

Ceiling of the Chapel in Centre International Marie de Nazareth, Nazareth. Photo from a friend

“You must either suffer in this life or give up the hope of seeing God in heaven. Sufferings and persecutions are of the greatest avail to us, because we can find therein a very efficient means to make atonement for our sins, since we are bound to suffer for them either in this world or in the next.” ~ St. Jean Vianney

“Let us not forget that Jesus not only suffered, but also rose in glory; so, too, we go to the glory of the Resurrection by way of suffering and the Cross.” ~ St. Maximilian Kolbe

“I believe the Blessed in heaven have great compassion for our miseries. They remember that when they were weak and mortal like us, they committed the same faults themselves and went through the same struggles, and their fraternal tenderness becomes still greater than it ever was on earth. It’s on account of this that they never stop watching over us and praying for us.” ~ St. Thérèse of Lisieux

“But, my soul, if your faith is strong and vigilant, you cannot deny that after this life, which flits away like a shadow, if you remain firm in faith, hope, and love, you will see God clearly and truly as He is in Himself and you will possess Him and enjoy Him far better and more intimately than you now enjoy created things.” ~ St. Robert Bellarmine

“In my Father’s house are many rooms; if it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? And when I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also.” ~ Jesus


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