When the gates of heaven and hell are locked and guarded by the castle, there’s a good chance you’ve already been there.
And, in fact, you have been.
There’s a great story behind how the castle came to be a gate to heaven and Hell.
Here, a few more of the most common questions answered.
What is the castle?
What is the afterlife?
The castle is a mythical place in the Middle Ages, and the stories of its inhabitants tell of how it was built in the first century AD by St. Basil the Great.
It was the place where angels were sent to take souls to heaven in the hope of helping them reach paradise.
The story goes that the angel Gabriel came from heaven and asked for permission to enter the castle.
After staking out the entrance, he found the gate, where the angels were waiting.
Gabriel had already seen the castle and knew that it was a very good place to live, so he was not interested in wasting his time.
The castle was built to accommodate the pilgrims who came to visit it.
When the Holy Spirit arrived in the castle in the early twelfth century, he told St. Benedict that the gate was not only a place of heaven but also a place for hell to dwell.
The door that led to heaven was locked.
When he came back to visit the castle for the first time, St. Gregory the Great was told to knock on the door.
It opened, and he found that there were only two angels inside, and they had only one task for them.
They had to be let out.
So they opened the door, and St. St. John, a native of Brittany, came in.
St. John had already been sent by God to the castle before the angels arrived.
He and the other pilgrims entered and stayed for about two weeks, but when St. Thomas arrived in 1072, he wanted to be in heaven before St. Andrew arrived in 1215.
St Peter had already left heaven and was in the other world, and Peter was only in heaven because he had been sent to do penance for his sins.
St John and St Peter went to the same place to pray and worship.
St Thomas was there to take the pilgrims to heaven.
When St. Michael arrived, he was sent by the Lord to the door and told that he was going to be punished for the sins of his people.
After he finished, St Michael went out and prayed.
The doors opened, allowing the angels to enter.
Then the angels left.
The gates were still locked, so the only way to go was through.
The angels were supposed to be the only ones allowed inside, but it didn’t work out that way.
The first time St. Peter was in heaven was in 1201.
St Andrew had already visited, and then St. Augustine arrived in 1174, so St. Paul was sent to the gate as well.
St Augustine entered the castle on his way to Rome.
He stayed there for about a month and a half.
Finally, in 1175, the Holy Roman Emperor Frederick came to the gates and said, “I am ready to let you in, but you have to go through these gates first.”
So the gates opened.
St Michael and St Augustine went through, but they couldn’t go in.
They went through the gates again.
Then they went out.
The gate opened again, and another group of angels entered.
These were St. Martin, St Stephen, St John the Baptist, St Thomas, St Catherine, St Paul, and others.
They were to be put to death, but the gates did not open.
They only reopened after St. Justin died.
After that, the gates were never locked again.
There’s another story that has also been told about the gates.
The Holy Spirit told St Martin to go inside, because he would be able to bring the gates back.
But the gates had already opened, so when St Martin entered, the doors opened.
They told St Justin to come out, because they were afraid he would not be able go through.
St Justin went out, and in the end he came out alive and had his way with the demons.
The gate of heaven is the gate to hellThe story goes, in the eleventh century, St Benedict was praying in the chapel of St. Francis of Assisi.
He saw a door that was not open, and asked if he could enter it.
It had been locked, but St. Dominic said he could go through it.
The saint was told that if he came inside, he would find the gates unlocked and open again.
St Dominic went inside, entered the gate and went through.
Then St. Stephen and St Thomas came out, but only St. Simon was allowed inside.
St Simon and St Stephen went outside.
St Paul and St John entered, but both were shot.
St Philip came out.
St Martin and St Nicholas