canonization

Saints, Human Like Us

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on May 28, 2014

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What is your concept of a saint? Do you think of someone pale and sickly, serious (if not downright grim), dressed in religious garb and living in caves or on clouds? Actually the saints had their feet on the ground. They were not all angels, although angels are included in the term “saints.” Saints were […]

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What’s a Saint? Canonization?

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on May 21, 2014

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In the comic strip “Wizard of Id” the king once asked a monk, “Any chance of ever being canonized, Padre?” The monk replied, “The closest I could hope for is to be shot out of a catapult.” The canonization of two contemporary popes has raised questions about sainthood. Why and how does the Church declare […]

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