Which of the dead have avoided hell? Those and those only, who on earth took up their cross.
~ Father Faber ~
Let us conclude then that persons afflicted with scruples are the most favored by divine love and the surest to arrive to heaven.
~ Blessed Henry Souso ~
Indeed, the behavior of this adorable Providence towards those whom it has determined to admit most quickly, after this life, to the possession of eternal happiness is to purify them in this world by so much the greater sufferings and trials.
~ St. Ignatius ~
For death is but a tenderness,
A shadow, that unclouded Love
Hath fashioned in its own excess
Of radiance from above.
~ Father Tabb ~