Heaven Quotes From Saints

How Famous Saints Describe What Heaven Is Like

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Famous saints who live in heaven pray for people on earth. They're watching the earthly lives of those who reach out to them, and talking with God about how they can help encourage people and answer their prayers. Every saint in the afterlife hopes that every person who dies will join them to experience heavenly joy. These quotes from saints describe what heaven is like.

Quotes About Heaven

St. Alphonsus Liguouri
"In heaven, the soul is certain that she loves God, and that he loves her.

She sees that the Lord embraces her with infinite love, and that this love will not be dissolved for all eternity."

St. Basil the Great
"At present we have a human body but in the future we will have a celestial one, because there are human bodies and celestial bodies. There is a human splendor and a celestial splendor. The splendor that can be attained on earth is temporary and limited, while that of heaven last forever, which will be shown when the corruptible becomes incorruptible and the mortal immortal."

St. Therese of Lisieux
"Life is passing. Eternity draws closer; soon we will live the very life of God. After having drunk deep at the fountain of bitterness, our thirst will be quenched at the very source of all sweetness."

St. Elisabeth of Scholnau
"The souls of the elect are daily and constantly transferred by the hands of the holy angels from places of learning to a place of rest, where they are fitted into the supernal city.

Each is assigned its place there according to the order of the blessed spirits that has been appointed by God, and each soul has a brightness according to the quality of its merits. This is that structure, and the master of this whole operation is the archangel Michael."

St. Francis de Sales
"Do not imagine then, my dear souls, that our spirit will be dulled or drowsy by the abundance and joys of eternal happiness.

Quite the contrary! It will be very alert and agile in its various activities."

St. Peter of Alcantara
"And what can one say of the other blessings of heaven [besides living with God]? There will be health, and no sickness; liberty, and no servitude; beauty, and no ugliness; immortality, and no decay; abundance, and no want; repose, and no cares; security, and no dread; knowledge, and no error; satiety, and no feelings of revulsion; joy, and no sorrow; honor, and no contention." 

St. Josemaria Escriva
"I am every day more convinced that happiness in heaven is for those who know how to be happy on earth."

St. Bernard of Clairvaux
"For it is right that the those who are not satisfied by the present should be sustained by the thought of the future, and that the contemplation of eternal happiness should solace those who scorn to drink from the river of transitory joys."

St. Isaac of Ninevah
"Enter eagerly into the treasure house that lies within you, and so you will see the treasure house of heaven -- for the two are one and the same, and there is but one single entry into them both. The ladder that leads to the kingdom is hidden within you, and is found in in your own soul. Dive into yourself and in your soul you will discover the rungs by which to ascend."

St. Faustina Kowalska
"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. I saw how great is happiness in God, which spreads to all creatures, making them happy, and then all the glory and praise which springs from this happiness returns to its source. They enter into the depths of God, contemplating that inner life of God, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, whom they will never comprehend or fathom."

St. Augustine
"[In heaven] it belongs to the intellect to know all at once, not in part, not in a dark manner, not through a glass, but as a whole, in plain sight, face to face, not this thing now and that thing then, but, as has been said, it knows all at once, without any passage of time."

St. Robert Bellarmine
"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."

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