Saints' Quotes

holy quotations for purification of the soul


for reflection and meditation

General Judgement

'The wicked look upon the Almighty as if He could do nothing.'

Job 22:17

'The Lord shall be known when He executeth judgement.'

Psalm 9:17

'And they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with much power and majesty.'

Matthew 24:30

'This day shall begin with fire from heaven, which will burn the earth, all men then living, and all things upon the earth. . . all shall become one heap of ashes.'

St. Alphonsus Maria de Liguori

'Before the face therof a devouring fire, and after it a burning flame: the land before it as it were a garden of pleasure, and after it the wilderness of a desert, neither is there that can escape it.'

Joel 2:3

'And the earth and the works which are in it shall be burnt up.'

2 Peter 3:10

'As often I consider the day of judgement, I tremble. Whenever I eat or drink, or whatever else I do, that terrible trumpet appears to sound in my ears, "Arise, ye dead, and come to judgement."'

St. Jerome

'At the sound of that trumpet the souls of the blessed shall descend from heaven to be united to the bodies with which they served God on earth; and the unhappy souls of the damned shall come up from hell to take possession again of those bodies with which they have offended God. . . the damned shall appear deformed and black, like so many firebrands of hell; but The just shall shine as the sun.

Oh, how great shall then be the happiness of those who have mortified their bodies by works of penance! We may estimate their felicity from the words addressed by St. Peter of Alcantara, after death, to St Teresa: "O happy penance which merited for me such glory,"

After their resurrection they shall be summoned by the angels to appear in the valley of Josaphat.'

St. Alphonsus Maria de Liguori

'Nations, nations in the valley of destruction: for the day of the Lord is near in the valley of destruction.'

Joel 3:14

'The angels shall go out, and shall separate the wicked from among the just.'

Matthew 13:49

'The brother shall be separated from the brother, the husband from his wife, the son from the father, etc.

But, behold! the heavens are opened; the angels come to be present at the general judgment, carrying, as St. Thomas says, the sign of the cross and of the other instruments of the Passion of the Redeemer.'

St. Alphonsus Maria de Liguori

'And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all tribes of the earth mourn.'

Matthew 24:30

'Sinners shall weep at the sign of the cross; for, as St. John Chrysostom says, the nails will complain of them; the wounds and the cross of Jesus Christ will speak against them.'

St. Alphonsus Maria de Liguori

'At their presence, the people shall be in grievous pains.'

Joel 2:6

'It would, be easier for the damned to bear the torments of hell than the presence of the Lord.'

St. Jerome

'And they say to the mountains and the rocks: Fall upon us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth upon the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb: For the great day of their wrath is come, and who shall be able to stand?'

Apocalypse 6:16

'I beheld till thrones were placed, and the Ancient of days sat: his garment was white as snow, and the hair of his head like clean wool: his throne like flames of fire: the wheels of it like a burning fire.

A swift stream of fire issued forth from before him: thousands of thousands ministered to him, and ten thousand times a hundred thousand stood before him:

The judgment sat, and the books were opened.'

Apocalypse 7:9-10

'The books of conscience are opened, and the judgment begins.'

St. Alphonsus Maria de Liguori

'And it shall come to pass at that time, that I will search Jerusalem with lamps, and will visit upon the men that are settled on their lees: that say in their hearts: The Lord will not do good, nor will he do evil.'

Sophonias 1:12

'For there is not any thing secret that shall not be made manifest, nor hidden, that shall not be known and come abroad.'

Luke 8:17

'A judgment, terrible to sinners, but desirable and sweet to the just.'

St. John Chrysostom

'The last judgment shall fill sinners with terror, but will be a source of joy and sweetness to the elect; for Lord will then give praise to each one according to his works.'

St. Alphonsus Maria de Liguori

'We fools esteemed their life madness, and their end without honour. Behold how they are numbered among the children of God, and their lot is among the saints.'

Wisdom 5:4-5

'Great is already the punishment of sin when the fear of the future divine judgment is lost.'

St. Augustine

'But according to thy hardness and impenitent heart, thou treasurest up to thyself wrath, against the day of wrath, and revelation of the just judgment of God.'

Romans 2:5

'To lie hidden, will be impossible; to appear will be intolerable.'

St. Anselm

'And when the Son of man shall come in his majesty, and all the angels with him, then shall he sit upon the seat of his majesty. And all nations shall be gathered together before him, and he shall separate them one from another, as the shepherd separateth the sheep from the goats: And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on his left.

Then shall the king say to them that shall be on his right hand:

Come, ye blessed of my Father, possess you the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.

Then he shall say to them also that shall be on his left hand:

Depart from me, you cursed, into everlasting fire which was prepared for the devil and his angels.

And these shall go into everlasting punishment: but the just, into life everlasting. '

Matthew 25:31-34,41,46

'After this sentence, the wicked shall, according to St. Ephrem, be compelled to take leave forever of their relatives, of paradise, of the saints, and of Mary the divine Mother.

"Farewell, ye just! Farewell, O cross Farewell, O Paradise! Farewell, fathers and brothers: we shall never see you again! Farewell, O Mary, mother of God!"

Then a great pit shall open in the middle of the valley: the unhappy damned shall be cast into it, and shall see those doors shut which shall never again opened. O accursed sin to what a miserable end will you one day conduct so many souls redeemed by the Wood of Jesus Christ. O unhappy souls! for whom is prepared such a melancholy end. But, brethren have confidence. Jesus Christ is now a Father, and not a judge. He is ready to pardon all who repent. Let us then instantly ask pardon from him.

St. Alphonsus Maria de Liguori

'And that the kingdom, and power, and the greatness of the kingdom, under the whole heaven, may be given to the people of the saints of the most High: whose kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and all kings shall serve him, and shall obey him.'

Daniel 7:27