13 Important Reminders for your Salvation

Salvation

“Meditate on the horrors of Hell, which will last for eternity because of one easily-committed mortal sin. Try hard to be among the few who are chosen. Think of the eternal flames of Hell, and how few there are that are saved.” St. Benedict Joseph Labre

“I saw two roads. One was broad, covered with sand and flowers, full of joy, music and all sorts of pleasures. People were walking along it, dancing and enjoying themselves. They reached the end without realizing it. And at the end of the road there was a horrible precipice; that is, the abyss of hell. The souls fell blindly into it; as they walked, so they fell. And their number was so great that it was impossible to count them. And I saw the other road, or rather, a path, for it was narrow and strewn with thorns and rocks; and the people who walked along it had tears in their eyes, and all kinds of suffering befell them. Some fell down upon the rocks, but stood up immediately and went on. At the end of the road there was a magnificent garden filled with all sorts of happiness and all these souls entered there. At the very first instant they forgot all their sufferings” St. Maria Faustina Kowalska, Diary #153

“If you want to be certain of being in the number of the Elect, strive to be one of the few, not one of the many. And if you would be quite sure of your salvation, strive to be among the fewest of the few; that is to say, do not follow the great majority of mankind, but follow those who enter upon the narrow way, who renounce the world, who give themselves to prayer, and who never relax their efforts by day or night, so that they may attain everlasting blessedness.” St. Anselm of Canterbury

“Bad confessions damn the majority of Christians.” St. Teresa of Avila

“Be one of the small number who find the way to life, and enter by the narrow gate into Heaven. Take care not to follow the majority and the common herd, so many of whom are lost. Do not be deceived; there are only two roads: one that leads to life and is narrow; the other that leads to death and is wide. There is no middle way.” St. Louis Marie de Montfort

“Those who are saved are in the minority.” St. Thomas Aquinas

“The greater part of men will set no value on the blood of Christ, and will go on offending Him.” St. Isidore of Seville

“The majority of men shall not see God, excepting those who live justly, purified by righteousness and by every other virtue.” St. Justin the Martyr

“It is granted to few to recognize the true Church amid the darkness of so many schisms and heresies, and to fewer still so to love the truth which they have seen as to fly to its embrace.” St. Robert Bellarmine

“The number of the saved is as few as the number of grapes left after the vineyard-pickers have passed.” St. John Mary Vianney

“So vast a number of miserable souls perish, and so comparatively few are saved!” St. Philip Neri

“Notwithstanding assurances that God did not create any man for Hell, and that He wishes all men to be saved, it remains equally true that only few will be saved; that only few will go to Heaven; and that the greater part of mankind will be lost forever.” St. John Neumann

“A great number of Christians are lost.” St. Leonard of Port Maurice