The saints understood that death gives way to a new life in Jesus Christ.
Death can be a scary prospect, not knowing exactly what will happen to us. Yet, the saints understood that death was not the end but the beginning of a new life.
It was a strong and ardent faith in the Gospel of Jesus Christ that gave them the eyes to see death through the lens of hope.
Here are several quotes from various holy men and women who looked forward to their death, welcoming the chance to be united with God for all eternity.