Abraham’s bosom


Expression used by Luke to indicate the abode of the righteous dead before their admission to the Beatific Vision after the death of the Saviour. The Fathers of the Church often use the expression to mean heaven. It suggests the return of the patriarch’s posterity to his embrace.

MLA Citation

  • “Abraham’s bosom”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 5 January 2020. Web. 24 June 2021. <>