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101 Quotes from Saints about being saved.

Saints' Quotes

holy quotations for purification of the soul

Fewness

One Hundred and One Texts

'Lord, are they few that are saved? But he said to them: Strive to enter by the narrow gate; for many, I

say to you, shall seek to enter, and shall not be able.'

 

Luke 13:23-24

'For many are called, but few chosen.'

Mark 20:16

'Behold how many there are who are called, and how few who are chosen! And behold, if you have no

care for yourself, your perdition is more certain than your amendment, especially since the way that

leads to eternal life is so narrow.'

St. John of the Cross, Doctor of the Church

'The saved are few, but we must live with the few if we would be saved with the few. O God, too few

indeed they are: yet amongst those few I wish to be!'

St. Alphonsus Maria de Liguori, Doctor of the Church

'The more the wicked abound, so much the more must we suffer with them in patience; for on the

threshing floor few are the grains carried into the barns, but high are the piles of chaff burned with fire.'

Pope St. Gregory the Great, Doctor and Father of the Church

'If you would be quite sure of your salvation, strive to be among the fewest of the few. Do not follow

the majority of mankind, but follow those who renounce the world and never relax their efforts day or

night so that they may attain everlasting blessedness.'

St. Anselm, Doctor of the Church

'A multitude of souls fall into the depths of Hell, and it is of the faith that all who die in mortal sin are

condemned forever and ever. According to statistics, approximately 80,000 persons die every day.

How many of these will die in mortal sin, and how many will be condemned! For, as their lives have

been, so also will be their end.'

St. Anthony Mary Claret

'For thus it shall be in the midst of the earth, in the midst of the people, as though a few olives that

remain should be shaken out of the olive tree, or grapes when the vintage is ended.'

Isaias 24:13

'Not all, nor even a majority, are saved. . . They are indeed many if regarded by themselves, but they

are few in comparison with the far larger number of those who shall be punished with the devil.'

St. Augustine, Doctor and Father of the Church

'All would wish to be saved and to enjoy the glory of paradise; but to gain heaven, it is necessary to

walk in the straight road that leads to eternal bliss. This road is the observance of the divine

commandments. Hence, in his preaching, the Baptist exclaimed: Make straight the way of the Lord.'

St. Alphonsus Maria de Liguori, Doctor of the Church

'The number of the elect is so small - so small - that were we to know how small it is, we should faint

away with grief. The number of the elect is so small that were God to assemble them together, He

would cry to them, as He did of old, by the mouth of His prophet, "Gather yourselves together, one by

one" - one from this province, one from that kingdom.'

St. Louis Marie de Montfort

'Our chronicles relate an even more dreadful happening. One of our brothers, well-known for his

doctrine and holiness, was preaching in Germany. He represented the ugliness of the sin of impurity so

forceful that a woman fell dead of sorrow in front of everyone. Then, coming back to life, she said,

"When I was presented before the Tribunal of God, sixty thousand people arrived at the same time from

all parts of the world; out of that number, three were saved by going to Purgatory, and all the rest were

damned.'

St. Leonard of Port Maurice

'That those who walk in the way of salvation are the smaller number is due to the vice and depraved

habits imbibed in youth and nourished in childhood. By these means Lucifer has hurled into Hell so

great a number of souls, and continues thus to hurl them into Hell every day, casting so many nations

from abyss to abyss of darkness and errors, such as are contained in the heresies and false sects of the

infidels.'

Ven. Mary of Agreda

'We owe God a deep regret of gratitude for the purely gratuitous gift of the true faith with which he has

favored us. How many are the infidels, heretics and schismatics who do not enjoy comparable

happiness? The earth is full of them and they are all lost!'

St. Alphonsus Maria de Liguori, Doctor of the Church

'I exhort you, therefore, not to faint in your afflictions, but to be revived by God's love, and to add daily

to your zeal, knowing that in you ought to be preserved that remnant of true religion which the Lord

will find when He comes on the earth. Even if bishops are driven from their Churches, be not

dismayed. If traitors have arisen from among the very clergy themselves, let not this undermine your

confidence in God. We are saved not by names, but by mind and purpose, and genuine love toward our

Creator. Bethink you how in the attack against our Lord, high priests and scribes and elders devised the

plot, and how few of the people were found really receiving the word. Remember that it is not the

multitude who are being saved, but the elect of God. Be not then affrighted at the great multitude of the

people who are carried hither and thither by winds like the waters of the sea. If but one be saved, like

Lot at Sodom, he ought to abide in right judgment, keeping his hope in Christ unshaken, for the Lord

will not forsake His holy ones. Salute all the brethren in Christ from me. Pray earnestly for my

miserable soul.'

St. Basil the Great, Doctor and Father of the Church

'Nor should we think that it is enough for salvation that we are no worse off than the mass of the

careless and indifferent, or that in our faith we are, like so many others, uninstructed.'

St. Bede the Venerable, Doctor and Father of the Church

'As a man lives, so shall he die.'

St. Augustine, Doctor and Father of the Church

'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

'A great number of Christians are lost.'

St. Leonard of Port Maurice

'Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are fornication, impurity, immodesty, luxury, idolatry,

witchcrafts, enmities, contentions, emulations, wraths, acts of selfishness, dissensions, sects, envies,

murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like. Of the which I foretell you, as I have foretold to you,

that they who do such things shall not obtain the kingdom of God.'

Galatians 5:19-21

'The greater part of men choose to be damned rather than to love Almighty God.'

St. Alphonsus Maria de Liguori, Doctor of the Church

'I was watching souls going down into the abyss as thick and fast as snowflakes falling in the winter

mist.'

St. Benedict Joseph Labre

'The Lord called the world a "field" and all the faithful who draw near to him "wheat." All through the

field, and around the threshing-floor, there is both wheat and chaff. But the greater part is chaff; the

lesser part is wheat, for which is prepared a barn not a fire. . . The good also are many, but in

comparison with the wicked the good are few. Many are the grains of wheat, but compared with the

chaff, the grains are few.'

St. Augustine, Doctor and Father of the Church

'What do you think? How many of the inhabitants of this city may perhaps be saved? What I am about

to tell you is very terrible, yet I will not conceal it from you. Out of this thickly populated city with its

thousands of inhabitants not one hundred people will be saved. I even doubt whether there will be as

many as that!'

St. John Chrysostom, Doctor and Father of the Church

'All persons desire to be saved, but the greater part, because they will not adopt the means of being

saved, fall into sin and are lost. . . In fact, the Elect are much fewer than the damned, for the reprobate

are much more numerous than the Elect.'

St. Alphonsus Maria de Liguori, Doctor of the Church

'Shall we all be saved? Shall we go to Heaven? Alas, my children, we do not know at all! But I tremble

when I see so many souls lost these days. See, they fall into Hell as leaves fall from the trees at the

approach of winter.'

St. Jean Marie Baptiste Vianney, the Cure of Ars, Patron Saint of Parish Priests

'And it shall be as when a man gathers in the harvest which remains. . . And the fruit thereof that shall

be left shall be as a single cluster of grapes; and as the shaking of the olive tree: two or three berries on

the top of the bough, of four or five on the top of the tree, says the Lord, the God of Israel.'

Isaias 17:5-6

'O Jesus! . . . Remember the sadness that Thou didst experience when contemplating in the light of Thy

divinity the predestination of those who would be saved by the merits of Thy sacred passion, thou didst

see at the same time the great multitude of reprobates who would be damned for their sins, and Thou

didst complain bitterly of those hopeless, lost, and unfortunate sinners.'

St. Bridget of Sweden

'Nothing afflicts the heart of Jesus so much as to see all His sufferings of no avail to so many.'

St. Jean Marie Baptiste Vianney, the Cure of Ars, Patron Saint of Parish Priests

'With the exception of those who die in childhood, most men will be damned.'

St. Regimius of Rheims

'God, observes a certain author, wishes to be served by his priests with the fervor with which the

seraphim serve him in heaven; otherwise, he will withdraw his graces and permit them to sleep in

tepidity, and thence to fall, first into the precipice of sin and afterwards into hell.'

St. Alphonsus Maria de Liguori, Doctor of the Church

'Christ's flock is called "little" (Luke 12:32) in comparison with the greater number of the reprobates.'

St. Bede the Venerable, Doctor and Father of the Church

'The perverse are hard to be corrected, and the number of fools is infinite.'

Ecclesiastes 1:15

'Ah, how many souls lose Heaven and are cast into Hell!'

St. Francis Xavier

'To obtain salvation we must tremble at the thought of being lost, and tremble not so much at the

thought of hell, as of sin, which alone can send us thither. He who dreads sin avoids dangerous

occasions, frequently recommends himself to God, and has recourse to the means of keeping himself in

the state of grace. He who acts thus will be saved, but for him who lives not in this manner it is morally

impossible to be saved.'

St. Alphonsus Maria de Liguori, Doctor of the Church

'How many among these uncivilized peoples do not yet know God, and are sunk in the darkest idolatry,

superstition and ignorance! . . . Poor souls! These are they in whom Christ saw, in all the horror of His

imminent Passion, the uselessness of His agony for so many souls!'

St. Francesca Saverio Cabrini

'The Ark, which in the midst of the Flood was a symbol of the Church, was wide below and narrow

above; and, at the summit, measured only a single cubit. . . It was wide where the animals were, narrow

where men lived: for the Holy Church is indeed wide in the number of those who are carnal minded,

narrow in the number of those who are spiritual.'

Pope St. Gregory the Great, Doctor and Father of the Church

'It is impossible to be saved if we turn away from thee, O Mary.'

St. Anselm, Doctor of the Church

'Alas, my friend. We cannot be together in Heaven unless we have begun to live so in this world. Death

makes no change in that. As the tree falls, so shall it lie. . . Jesus Christ said . . . "He that does not hear

the Church, let him be to thee as a heathen and a publican." And he also said, "There shall be one fold

and one shepherd," and He made St. Peter the chief shepherd of His flock. My dear friend, there are not

two ways of serving Jesus Christ. There is only one good way, and that is to serve Him as He Himself

desires to be served.'

St. Jean Marie Baptiste Vianney, the Cure of Ars, Patron Saint of Parish Priests

'Cast a look round the world, just observe the manner of living, of speaking, and you will see

immediately whether the evil of sin is known in the world or whether any attention is paid to it. Not to

speak of those who live decidedly irreligious and wicked lives, how few are those who pass for good

and who approach the sacraments are aware of the great evil that sin is, and the great ruin it brings with

it. It must necessarily happen that, on account of this certainly culpable ignorance in which most men

live, an enormous number will come to be damned, because no sin is pardoned which is not detested,

and it is impossible to detest sin properly if it is not known as such.'

St. Joseph Cafasso

'There are many who arrive at the faith, but few that are lead into the heavenly kingdom.'

Pope St. Gregory the Great, Doctor and Father of the Church

'It is as though Jesus said: "O My Father, I am indeed going to clothe myself with human flesh, but the

greater part of the world will set no value on my blood!"'

St. Isidore of Seville, Doctor and Father of the Church

'In the Great Deluge in the days of Noah, nearly all mankind perished, eight persons alone being saved

in the Ark. In our days a deluge, not of water but of sins, continually inundates the earth, and out of this

deluge very few escape. Scarcely anyone is saved.'

St. Alphonsus Maria de Liguori, Doctor of the Church

'But that which brings forth thorns and briers is reprobate, and very near unto a curse, whose end is to

be burnt.'

Hebrews 6:8

'How few the Elect are may be understood from the multitude being cast out.'

St. Hilary of Poitiers, Doctor and Father of the Church

'And they. . . shall be so few that they shall easily be counted, and a child shall write them down.'

Isaias 10:19

'Beyond a doubt, the elect are few.'

St. Augustine, Doctor and Father of the Church

'Some will say, It is enough for me to be saved. "No," says St. Augustine, "it is not enough; if you say

that it is enough, you will be lost."'

St. Alphonsus Maria de Liguori, Doctor of the Church

'There are many who arrive at the faith, but few who are led into the heavenly kingdom. Behold how

many are gathered here for today's Feast-Day: we fill the church from wall to wall. Yet who knows how

few they are who shall be numbered in that chosen company of the Elect?'

Pope St. Gregory the Great, Doctor and Father of the Church

'The greater part of men will set no value on the blood of Christ, and will go on offending Him.'

St. Isidore of Seville, Doctor and Father of the Church

'So many people are going to die, and almost all of them are going to Hell! So many people falling into

hell!'

Bl. Jacinta of Fatima

'He who abuses too much the mercy of God will be abandoned by him.'

St. Alphonsus Maria de Liguori, Doctor of the Church

"The number of the saved is as few as the number of grapes left after the vinepickers have passed."

St. Jean Marie Baptiste Vianney, the Cure of Ars, Patron Saint of Parish Priests

'They who are to be saved as Saints, and wish to be saved as imperfect souls, shall not be saved.'

Pope St. Gregory the Great, Doctor and Father of the Church

'Only a small number of souls achieve perfect love.'

St. John of the Cross, Doctor of the Church

'. . . let us bear in mind that unless we are humble we shall not only do no good, but we shall not be

saved. "Unless you . . . become as little children, you shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven." In

order, then, to enter into the kingdom of heaven, we must become children, not in age, but in humility.

St. Gregory says that as pride is a sign of reprobation, so humility is a mark of predestination.'

St. Alphonsus Maria de Liguori, Doctor of the Church

'It is certain that few are saved.'

St. Augustine, Doctor and Father of the Church

'Many begin well, but there are few who persevere.'

St. Jerome, Doctor and Father of the Church

'What is the number of those who love Thee, O God? How few they are! The Elect are much fewer than

the damned! Alas! The greater portion of mankind lives in sin unto the devil, and not unto Jesus Christ.

O Saviour of the world, I thank Thee for having called and permitted us to live in the true faith which

the Holy Roman Catholic Church teaches. . . But alas, O my Jesus! How small is the number of those

who live in this holy faith! Oh, God! The greater number of men he buried in the darkness of infidelity

and heresy. Thou hast humbled Thyself to death, to the death of the cross, for the salvation of men, and

these ungrateful men are unwilling even to know Thee. Ah, I pray Thee, O omnipotent God, O

sovereign and infinite Good, make all men know and love Thee!'

St. Alphonsus Maria de Liguori, Doctor of the Church

'Out of one hundred thousand sinners who continue in sin until death, scarcely one will be saved.'

St. Jerome, Doctor and Father of the Church

'It is certainly great happiness for some sinners who after a bad life are converted at their death, and

are saved, but these cases are very rare: ordinarily, he that leads a bad life dies a bad death.'

St. Alphonsus Maria de Liguori, Doctor of the Church

'So that you will better appreciate the meaning of Our Lord's words, and perceive more clearly how few

the Elect are, note that Christ did not say that those who walked in the path to Heaven are few in

number, but that there were few who found that narrow way. It is as though the Saviour intended to say:

The path leading to Heaven is so narrow and so rough, so overgrown, so dark and difficult to discern,

that there are many who never find it their whole life long. And those who do find it are constantly

exposed to the danger of deviating from it, of mistaking their way, and unwittingly wandering away

from it, because it is so irregular and overgrown.'

St. Jerome, Doctor and Father of the Church

'I do not speak rashly, but as I feel and think. I do not think that many priests are saved, but that those

who perish are far more numerous.'

St. John Chrysostom, Doctor and Father of the Church

'The Apostle commands us to rejoice, but in the Lord, not in the world. For, you see, as Scripture says,

whoever wishes to be a friend of this world will be counted as God's enemy. Just as a man cannot serve

two masters, so too no-one can rejoice both in the world and in the Lord.'

St. Augustine, Doctor and Father of the Church

'It is certain that we absolutely require the divine assistance, in order to overcome temptations. . .

Whoever prays obtains this grace; but whoever prays not, obtains it not, and is lost. And this is more

especially the case with regard to the grace of final perseverance, of dying in the grace of God, which is

the grace absolutely necessary for our salvation, and without which we should be lost forever. St.

Augustine says of this grace, that God only bestows it on those who pray. And this is the reason why so

few are saved because few indeed are mindful to beg of God this grace of perseverance.'

St. Alphonsus Maria de Liguori, Doctor of the Church

'Live with the few if you want to reign with the few.'

St. John Climacus, Father of the Church

'Do you not perceive how many qualities a priest must have that he may be strong in his teaching,

patient, and hold fast to the faithful word which is according to doctrine? What care and pains does this

require! Moreover, he is answerable for the sins of others. To pass over everything else: If but one soul

dies without Baptism, does it not entirely endanger his own salvation? For the loss of one soul is so

great an evil that it is impossible to express it in words. For if the salvation of that soul was of such

value that the Son of God became man and suffered so much, think of how great a punishment must the

losing of it bring.'

St. John Chrysostom, Doctor and Father of the Church

'We were so fortunate to be born in the bosom of the Roman Church, in Christian and Catholic

kingdoms, a grace that has not been granted to the greater part of men, who are born among idolaters,

Mohammedans, or heretics. . . How thankful we ought to be, then, to Jesus Christ for the gift of faith!

What would have become of us if we had been born in Asia, in Africa, in America, or in the midst of

heretics and schismatics? He who does not believe is lost. He who does not believe shall be condemned.

And thus, probably, we also would have been lost.'

St. Alphonsus Maria de Liguori, Doctor of the Church

'Get out of the filth of the horrible torrent of this world, the torrent of thorns that is whirling you into

the abyss of eternal perdition. . . This torrent is the world, which resembles an impetuous torrent, full of

garbage and evil odors, making a lot of noise but flowing swiftly passed, dragging the majority of

men into the pit of perdition.'

St. John Eudes

'Take care not to resemble the multitude whose knowledge of God's will only condemn them to more

severe punishment.'

St. John of Avila

'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

'Oh how much are the worldlings deceived that rejoice in the time of weeping, and make their place of

imprisonment a palace of pleasure; that consider the examples of the saints as follies, and their end as

dishonorable; that think to go to Heaven by the wide way that leadeth only to perdition!'

St. John Southwell

'The majority of men shall not see God, excepting those who live justly, purified by righteousness and

by every other virtue.'

St. Justin Martyr

'Look higher still, and see the prelates of the Holy Church, pastors who have the charge of souls. Is the

number of those who are saved among them greater than the number of those who are damned? Listen

to Cantimpre; he will relate an event to you, and you may draw the conclusions. There was a synod

being held in Paris, and a great number of prelates and pastors who had the charge of souls were in

attendance; the king and princes also came to add luster to that assembly by their presence. A famous

preacher was invited to preach. While he was preparing his sermon, a horrible demon appeared to him

and said, "Lay your books aside. If you want to give a sermon that will be useful to these princes and

prelates, content yourself with telling them on our part, 'We the princes of darkness thank you, princes,

prelates, and pastors of souls, that due to your negligence, the greater number of the faithful are

damned; also, we are saving a reward for you for this favor, when you shall be with us in Hell."'

St. Leonard of Port Maurice

'If you wish to imitate the multitude, then you shall not be among the few who shall enter in by the

narrow gate.'

St. Augustine, Doctor and Father of the Church

'Woe to you who command others! If so many are damned by your fault, what will happen to you? If

few out of those who are first in the Church of God are saved, what will happen to you? Take all states,

both sexes, every condition: husbands, wives, widows, young women, young men, soldiers, merchants,

craftsmen, rich and poor, noble and plebian. What are we to say about all these people who are living

so badly? The following narrative from Saint Vincent Ferrer will show you what you may think about

it. He relates that an archdeacon in Lyons gave up his charge and retreated into a desert place to do

penance and that he died the same day and hour as Saint Bernard. After his death, he appeared to his

bishop and said to him, "Know, Monsignor, that at the very hour I passed away, thirty-three thousand

people also died. Out of this number, Bernard and myself went up to heaven without delay, three went

to purgatory, and all the others fell into Hell."'

St. Leonard of Port Maurice

'I see around me a multitude of those who, blindly persevering in error, despise the true God; but I am a

Christian nevertheless, and I follow the instruction of the Apostles. If this deserves chastisement,

reward it; for I am determined to suffer every torture rather then become the slave of the devil. Others

may do as they please since they are. . . reckless of the future life which is to be obtained only by

sufferings. Scripture tells us that "narrow is the way that leads to life" . . . because it is one of affliction

and of persecutions suffered for the sake of justice, but it is wide enough for those who walk upon it

because their faith and the hope of an eternal reward make it so for them. . . On the contrary, the road of

vice is in reality narrow, and it leads to an eternal precipice.'

St. Leo of Patara

'. . . a greater number is lost through false confidence than through excessive fear.'

Ven. Louis de Granada

'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

'The great deluge at the time of Noe was the cause why all mankind perished, with the exception of

eight persons who were saved in the Ark. In our time a deluge, not of water, but of sins, continually

inundates the earth, and few persons escape it, especially among seculars. . .'

St. Alphonsus Maria de Liguori, Doctor of the Church

'Taking into account the behavior of mankind, only a small part of the human race will be saved.'

Lucy of Fatima

'The majority of souls appear before the Judgment empty-handed. They did nothing good for eternity.'

Ven. Mary of Agreda

'Work out your salvation in fear and trembling!'

Phil 2:12

'If the just man shall scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly sinner appear?'

1 St. Peter 4:18

'And how very small is the kingdom of Jesus Christ! So many nations have never had the faith!'

St. Peter Julian Eymard

'So vast a number of miserable souls perish, and so comparatively few are saved!'

St. Philip Neri

'All infidels and heretics are surely on the way to being lost. What an obligation we owe God! for

causing us to be born not only after the coming of Jesus Christ, but also in countries where the true

faith reigns! I thank Thee, O Lord, for this. Woe to me if, after so many transgressions, it had been my

fate to live in the midst of infidels or heretics!'

St. Alphonsus Maria de Liguori, Doctor of the Church

'Oh, Jesus, Divine Redeemer of souls, behold how great is the multitude of those who still sleep in the

darkness of error! Reckon up the number of those who stray to the edge of the precipice. Consider the

throngs of the poor, the hungry, the ignorant, and the feeble who groan in their abandoned condition.

Oh Lord, our sins darken our understanding, and hide from us the blessing of loving Thee as Thou dost

merit. Enlighten our minds with a ray of Thy divine light. Thou art the Friend, the Redeemer, and the

Father of the one who turns penitent to Thy Sacred Heart. Amen.'

Pope St. Pius X

'Among adults, there are few saved because of sins of the flesh.'

St. Regimius of Rheims

'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, Doctor of the Church

'Know you not that the unjust shall not possess the kingdom of God? Do not err: neither fornicators,

nor idolaters, nor adulterers, Nor the effeminate, nor liers with mankind, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor

drunkards, nor railers, nor extortioners, shall possess the kingdom of God.'

1 Corinthians 6:9-10

'Yes, indeed, many will be damned; few will be saved.'

St. Benedict Joseph Labre

'The path to Heaven is narrow, rough and full of wearisome and trying ascents, nor can it be trodden

without great toil; and therefore wrong is their way, gross their error, and assured their ruin who, after

the testimony of so many thousands of saints, will not learn where to settle their footing.'

St. Robert Southwell

'I fear that Last Day, that day of tribulation and anguish, of calamity and misery, of mist and darkness,

that Day on which, if the just have reason to fear, how much more should I, an impious, wretched, and

ungrateful sinner!'

Bl. Sebastian Valfre

'The greater number of men still say to God: Lord we will not serve Thee; we would rather be slaves of

the devil, and condemned to Hell, than be Thy servants. Alas! The greatest number, my Jesus - we may

say nearly all - not only do not love Thee, but offend Thee and despise Thee. How many countries there

are in which there are scarcely any Catholics, and all the rest either infidels or heretics! And all of them

are certainly on the way to being lost.'

St. Alphonsus Maria de Liguori, Doctor of the Church

'The number of the damned is incalculable.'

St. Veronica Giuliani

'Many religious go strait to Hell because they do not keep their vows!'

St. Vincent Ferrer

'Everyone desires to be saved but the greater part is lost.'

St. Alphonsus Maria de Liguori, Doctor of the Church

'Ah! A great many persons live constantly in the state of damnation!'

St. Vincent de Paul

'Those who are saved are in the minority.'

St. Thomas Aquinas, Doctor of the Church

'Enter ye in at the narrow gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way that leadeth to destruction, and

many there are who go in thereat. How narrow is the gate, and strait is the way that leadeth to life: and

few there are that find it!'

Matthew 7:13-14

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