We must want to get to Heaven and pursue it in every day of our lives. If not Heaven, the only other option is assured.


Desire for Heaven:

"Walk with your feet on earth, but in your heart be in heaven." - St John Bosco

"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 

"I shall do everything for Heaven, my true home." - St. Bernadette Soubirous

"The saints did not all begin well, but they ended well." - St. John Vianney

"Heaven and earth seem to merge, my children, on the horizon. But where they really meet is in your hearts, when you sanctify your everyday lives." - St. Josemaria Escriva

"Earth hath no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal." - St. Thomas More

"In the moment of temptation think of the Love that awaits you in heaven: foster the virtue of hope." - St. Josemaria

"If we only got to heaven, and all the rest were lost, it would be such a great gain that it would suffice for us." - St. John Vianney

Prayers helps us get to Heaven:

"As we enter Heaven, we will see them, so many of them coming towards us and thanking us. We will ask who they are, and they will say a poor soul you prayed for in Purgatory." - Fulton J. Sheen.  

The point of Heaven is to be with God:

“No one will have any other desire in heaven than what God wills; and the desire of one will be the desire of all; and the desire of all and of each one will also be the desire of God.” - At. Anselm of Canterbury

"Every time we look at the Blessed Sacrament our place in Heaven is raised forever." - St. Gertrude the Great


"The gate of Heaven is very low; only the humble can enter it." - St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

"No one reaches the kingdom of Heaven except by humility." - St Augustine

Forever in Heaven:

"There, good will shall be so ordered in us that we shall have no other desire then to remain there eternally." - St. Augustine

Offered suffering leads to Heaven:

"The more we are afflicted in this world, the greater is our assurance in the next; the more we sorrow in the present, the greater will be our joy in the future." - St. Isidore of Seville

“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.” - St. Therese of Lisieux

Joy of Heaven:

“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.” - St. Augustine

“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