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.

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Saints across various cultures and religions have the following common qualities:

  • They are excellent role model
  • They are unusually good at teaching people to live lives of goodness
  • They act as channels of God’s power
  • They are intercessors
  • They are generous and unselfish
  • They are holy and are able to interpret God and holiness for others