Friday, November 1, 2013

Animals of Heaven - update

Will we see our favorite pets in heaven?

Of course!  Otherwise, it wouldn't be heaven, would it?

In a way known only to God, we will in some manner encounter our beloved animal friends, in that place of perfect happiness.

How can anyone say animals are not in heaven, when in fact they are a a little bit of heaven sent to the earth [added 01/10/2014].

If animals are not destined for heaven, why did saints preach to them?  St. Francis preached to birds, St. Anthony to fishes. [added 03/02/1918.]

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  1. Hi Frank, Hope all is well with you. I'm as well as can be after my hearth attack on May 17. I almost died. Because I was at the right place at the right time I didn't. My pastor said God has more work for me to do. But I could have been in heaven & seen my pets. Better yet my father & mother, etc etc

  2. Wrong, you want for nothing in heaven. If you are still attached to the things of this world, you are not ready for heaven.

    1. Yes we want for nothing in heaven. But what does that have to do with whether or not people and pets we loved are there?

    2. Some family members of will not make it to heaven.
      Some people love pets, some love sports, money, hobbies etc, will these too be in heaven?
      These are the attachments we create in this life.
      Remember the rich man who could not part with his worldly possessions, to follow Christ.
      The after life will only be heaven if you have your pets with you, really?

    3. Please, animals know how to love better than some humans. Take an animal with his newborn. He would kill for that puppy. Can I say the same about some humans? NO, we won't get into that. Of course, Heaven will be Heaven because Jesus Christ is there !! Any Christian knows that. But the love we have for our animals is very special - and remember NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE WITH GOD !!!!

  3. Where is this notion of "encounter[ing] our beloved animal friends" to be found in the traditional teaching of the Catholic Church (the ordinary or extraordinary magisterium)?

  4. Good point Peter, such a proposition has not been specifically taught by the Church, but that does not mean that it can't be true. Especially since the Church has not condemned this notion.

  5. The answer lies in last Sunday's reading from Wisdom --11:25-27, speaking of "thy almighty hand, which made the world of matter without form..." (Wis. 11:18)

    "For you love all things that are and loathe nothing that you have made; for what you hated, you would not have fashioned. And how could a thing remain, unless you willed it; or be preserved, had it not been called forth by you? But you spare all things; because they are yours, O Lord and lover of souls, for your imperishable spirit is in all things!"
    Jeanette ( ---- "Animals Have Souls")

  6. Correct, I remember a priest explaining this to us in grade school. He said they have souls but not like ours.

  7. with god all things are possible god bless you all br. john ambrose carmelite hermit