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.

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