We often hear about the promise to suicide-bombers of seventy two virgins awaiting them in heaven. Just seventy-two? What a rip off. As Catholics we believe that probably millions of virgins await us in heaven. For example virgins like:
Blessed Virgin Mary, Agnes of Rome, Teresa of Avila, Cecilia, Ursula, Agatha, Lucy, Agnes, Catherine, Anastasia, Bernadette, Catherine Labouré, Catherine of Sienna, Claire, Gertrude, Joan of Arc, Maria Faustina, Maria Goretti, Scholastica, Bl. Kateri Tekakwitha, Katharine Drexel, Thérèse of Lisieux, Catherine of Alexandria, Mary Magdalene de’Pazzi, Rose of Lima, Victoria, Angela Merici, Teresa of Calcuta, Elizabeth of the Trinity, Magdalena of Canossa, Claudine Thévenet, Teresa de Jesús “de los Andes”, etc.
All this and I don’t even have to blow myself up.