THE LAST FOUR THINGS - Introduction

The Last Four Things

Death - Judgment - Hell - Heaven
by - FATHER MARTIN VON COCHEM, O.S.F.C.

The Catholic Church has always reminded her spiritual children to reflect often, even daily, on "The Four Last Things": Death, Judgment, Heaven and Hell. For there is nothing better conceived than this powerful meditation to bring forcefully before our minds the essential purpose of life, namely, to save our souls and avoid Hell. The saints have recommended it most highly, especially the great Doctor of the Church, St. Alphonsus Liguori (1689-1787).