What is a Saint?

All About Saints

There are many definitions of what a Saint is. For example, a Saint is an example of holiness that we can follow with confidence, or a saint is always someone through whose life we learn what God is like - and of what we are called to be. Only God 'makes' saints. The church merely identifies from time to time a few of these for imitation. This section provides information on the importance of Saints to the Catholic faith, the qualities of Saints and several definitions of what a Saint is.

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Qualities of Saints

Holiness is not exclusive to the Catholic Church. Many cultures and religious traditions have their holy people whom they might or might not call saints. How...Read more

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How Many Saints Are There?

One Catholic website states that "There are over 10,000 named saints and beati (blessed, holy people) from history, the Roman Martyrology and Orthodox source...Read more

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Definitions of a Saint

There are many definitions of a Saint. Here you will find six definitions.Read more