Get Aleteia delivered to your inbox. Subscribe here
Subscribe to Aleteia's free newsletter: Goodness. Beauty. Truth. No yelling.
Sign me up!

Not Prepared to Donate?

Here are 5 ways you can still help Aleteia:

  1. Pray for our team and the success of our mission
  2. Talk about Aleteia in your parish
  3. Share Aleteia content with friends and family
  4. Turn off your ad blockers when you visit
  5. Subscribe to our free newsletter and read us daily
Thank you!
Team Aleteia



The last words of 11 saints before they died

Fair Use

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

Click here to launch the slideshow

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.

Get Aleteia delivered to your inbox. Subscribe here.
Aleteia offers you this space to comment on articles. This space should always reflect Aleteia values.
[See Comment Policy]
Readers like you contribute to Aleteia's Mission.

Since our inception in 2012, Aleteia’s readership has grown rapidly worldwide. Our team is committed to a mission of providing articles that enrich, inspire and inform a Catholic life. That's why we want our articles to be freely accessible to everyone, but we need your help to do that. Quality journalism has a cost (more than selling ads on Aleteia can cover). That's why readers like you make a major difference by donating as little as $3 a month.