Aleteia logoAleteia logoAleteia
Thursday 18 August |
Saint of the Day: St. Helen
Aleteia logo
Spirituality
separateurCreated with Sketch.

The last words of 11 saints before they died

POPE PIUS X

Fair Use

Philip Kosloski - published on 11/09/18

"Tell my boys that I wait for them all in Paradise.”

For many of us death can seem like a scary prospect. No one knows exactly what will happen when we die, and this uncertainly can make us anxious when we are lying on our deathbed.

Yet, for the saints, this was not the case. They were not afraid of the “great unknown” and embraced their death with hopeful expectation. It was something they had been waiting for and so they eagerly accepted it when their time came.

This spirit of hope can be seen in their last words in particular, when they could almost see what lay ahead for them for all eternity.


HEATHER MOSHER,WEDDING

Read more:
The last words of a dying bride




Read more:
With his 7 last words, Jesus speaks to us all

Tags:
Death
Support Aleteia!

Enjoying your time on Aleteia?

Articles like these are sponsored free for every Catholic through the support of generous readers just like you.

Thanks to their partnership in our mission, we reach more than 20 million unique users per month!

Help us continue to bring the Gospel to people everywhere through uplifting and transformative Catholic news, stories, spirituality, and more.

Support Aleteia with a gift today!

jour1_V2.gif
Daily prayer
And today we celebrate...




Entrust your prayer intentions to our network of monasteries


Top 10
See More
Newsletter
Get Aleteia delivered to your inbox. Subscribe here.