In the Catholic doctrine, heaven is the dwelling place of God, place of supreme and definitive happiness. A place where everything operates only according to God’s will and God is surrounded by heavenly courts and beings. It’s a place of love, peace and worship, only those who believe in Christ and lived a good life will be welcomed in heaven.
Below are lists of Popular Catholic Saints quotes about heaven, which will help you to understand what heaven is and what it takes to make it. These Catholic Saints made this quotes from the inspiration of the Holy Spirit and some through vision, where heaven was revealed to them.
St. Therese of Lisieux
- “To bear my exile now, within this world of tears, the holy tender glance of Christ, my Lord, I need. That glance, surcharged with love, consoles me through the years; His loveliness displays foretaste of heaven indeed.”
- I feel that I am about to enter into my rest. But I feel especially that my mission is about to begin, my mission to make God loved as I love him, to give my little way to souls. If God grants my desires, my heaven will be spent on earth until the end of time. Yes, I want to spend my heaven doing good on earth. This isn’t impossible, since from the bosom of the Beatific Vision, the angels watch over us. I can’t make heaven a feast of rejoicing. I can’t rest as long as there are souls to be saved. But when the angel says; ‘Time is no more!’ then I will take my rest. I will be able to rejoice, because the number of the elect will be complete, and because all will have entered into joy and repose. My heart beats with joy at this thought.
- 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.
- As glorious as heaven is, God finds the presence of his children infinitely more desirable: “Our Lord does not come down from heaven every day to lie in a golden ciborium. He comes to find another heaven which is infinitely dearer to him—the heaven of our souls, created in his image, the living temples of the adorable Trinity.”
- “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.”
- No one reaches the kingdom of Heaven except by humility
- “Let us sing alleluia here on earth, while we still live in anxiety, so that we may sing it one day in heaven in full security.”
- “There, good will shall be so ordered in us that we shall have no other desire than to remain there eternally.”
- “[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. Louis Marie de Montfort
- ‘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 favour to honour them with one of her requests. According to St. Augustine, even St. Michael, though prince of all the heavenly court, is the most eager of all the angels to honour her and lead others to honour her. At all times he awaits the privilege of going at her word to the aid of one of her servants.’
St Maria Faustina Kowalska
- “Today I was in heaven, in spirit, and I saw its unconceivable 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; and they enter into the depths of God, contemplating the inner life of God, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, whom they will never comprehend or fathom. This source of happiness is unchanging in its essence, but it is always new, gushing forth happiness for all creatures.”
St Francis of Assisi
- “Let us have charity and humility, and give alms, for almsgiving cleanses our souls from the filth of sin. At death we lose all that we have in this world, but we take with us charity and the alms deeds we have done, and for these we shall receive a great reward from God.”
More Saints Quotes about Heaven
- “In the moment of temptation think of the Love that awaits you in heaven: foster the virtue of hope.” St. Josemaria Escriva
- Love Mary!…if you are troubled, she will console you. If you are sick, she will bring you relief. If you are in need, she will help you. She does not look to see what kind of person you have been. She simply comes to a heart that wants you to love her. She comes quickly and opens her merciful heart to you, embraces you and consoles and serves you. She will even be at hand to accompany you on the trip to eternity.” St. Gabriel of Our Lady of Sorrows
- “If we only got to heaven, what a sweet and easy thing it will be there to be always saying with the angels and the saints, ‘Sanctus, sanctus, sanctus.’” St. Philip Neri
- ‘The path to Heaven is narrow, rough and full of wearisome and trying ascents, nor can it be trodden without great toil; and therefore wrong is their way, gross their error, and assured their ruin who, after the testimony of so many thousands of saints, will not learn where to settle their footing.’ St. Robert Southwell
- “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. Basil the Great
- “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. Francis de Sales
- “I am every day more convinced that happiness in heaven is for those who know how to be happy on earth.” St. Josemaria Escriva
- “Think well. Speak well. Do well. These three things, through the mercy of God, will make a man go to Heaven.” St. Camillus de Lellis