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.
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
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