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A holy person of God, depending on the tradition can refer to"the communion of saints" (I.e. All believers) or be restricted only to those who have undergone a formal review, beatification, and proof of a miracle after their death

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According to mainstream Christian Protestants, Is there a waiting place for the saints and the wicked where they are immediately received after death?

From the parable of the rich man and Lazarus, Jesus taught that both died but went to different destinations in the afterlife. Lazarus was comforted in Abraham's bossom which is paradise and the rich ...
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Do miracles associated with the cause for canonization have to be believed?

The requirement of miracles in the causes of canonization are crucial because they are a divine confirmation of the holiness of the person invoked, says a Vatican aide. (EWTN) Given that these ...
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Where was Saint Patrick of Ireland born?

There are claims that his birthplace is Scotland, England or even Wales.
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Catholic Mystics who have Written about Our Lord's Sufferings While He was Imprisoned

In Life of Blessed (Now Saint) Margaret Mary Alacoque, it is found on p. 3: It is related in the revelations of St Gertrude that she once asked St John the Evangelist why the devotion to the Sacred ...
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St. Thomas Aquinas on the Worthy Reception of Holy Communion and the Forgiveness of Venial Sins?

What did St. Thomas Aquinas (and/or perhaps, Augustine et al.) have to say regarding the worthy reception of Holy Communion and the forgiveness of venial sins?
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Was Saint Mary of Egypt baptized as a child or at the Jordan river?

Was Saint Mary of Egypt baptized as a child or at the Jordan river? I am seeing conflicting information or a lack thereof when I research her.
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Has the Cause for the Canonization of Fr. Frederick W. Faber been Proposed?

Fr. Frederick William Faber became a member of the Oxford Movement under the leadership of St. John Henry Newman et al. in the 1830s. Many of its members, as a result of the condemnations levied upon ...
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Do Latter-day Saints recognize Eastern Orthodox and Catholic Saints?

Contemplating the idea of saints existing outside the recognized boundaries of the Latter-day Saint church, Eastern Orthodox and Catholic Saints immediately came to mind. Notably, the Eastern Orthodox ...
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Catholic Saints Who Have Expressed Thoughts Similar to St. Faustina Regarding Chosen Souls

There are at least three places in St. Faustina's Diary where she writes about the world being maintained by chosen souls; see, for example: 926 And the Lord gave me to know who it is that upholds ...
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Saints who chose wrong vocation?

Are there saints who chose the wrong vocation—i.e., entered into a certain state of life without having any attraction to it?
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Christian meals and/or foods linked to Jesus Christ in the New Testament and the saints?

Can anyone link me to a source for Christian meal foods that can be linked to a particular day in the life of Jesus and particular events in the lives of Christian saints. In the event that such ...
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How did St. Veronica get her name?

Vignettes from Nature, a book written by Grant Allen and published from London in 1881 has this interesting note: the piece of cloth with which Jesus' face is believed to have been wiped on his way to ...
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Where should I go if I want to become a saint?

From Wikipedia (article "Saint"): The Catholic Church teaches that it does not "make" or "create" saints, but rather recognizes them. Proofs of heroic virtue required in ...
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How do Catholics choose which saints to pray to?

How do Catholics decide which saints to pray to? I am somewhat familiar with the concept of patron saints; my understanding is that Catholics are encouraged to pray to particular saints based on their ...
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Has any formerly excommunicated person ever been canonized as a saint in Catholicism?

Has any formerly excommunicated person who later repented been canonized as a saint after their death?
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Are Catholic Canonizations Infallible?

As a generalization to the question posed in Is the Catholic declaration of an extra biblical saint infallible?, and in hope of obtaining, perhaps, more definitive answers from a Catholic perspective, ...
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Proof that Cyril of Alexandria is a Saint in the Roman Catholic Church?

If one checks the Wikipedia entry on Cyril of Alexandria, there is no indication that he is venerated as a Saint in the Roman Catholic Church. But, although it is not indicated there, I am under the ...
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Saints Who Correlated the Prosperity of an Age to Its Devotion to the Holy Eucharist

Consider the following quote of St. Peter Julian Eymard: An age prospers or dwindles in proportion to its devotion to the Holy Eucharist. This is the measure of its spiritual life and its faith, of ...
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Catholic Lay Saints Who were Economically Well Off When They Died

So says Matt. 19:24--- It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of heaven. QUESTION: I would like to know who (if any) among the ...
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Are there any examples of canonized saints reprimanding insubordinate women?

What are some examples of canonized saints either educating or disciplining women over insubordination in church matters where a priest or bishop would be expected to be in charge or not tolerating ...
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Saints Who Disobeyed Parents or Superiors in Order to Avoid Committing Sin

Regarding Catholic Saints who were members of the laity---I would like to know if there are any who disobeyed their parents in order not to commit sin. (I exclude superiors here, for one could name ...
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Can a Patron Saint formally declared as such by a pope be replaced?

In the post Can Patron Saints be "dethroned"? there seems to be some confusion between a patron saint having become no longer a patron saint, and a patron saint being "decanonized"....
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What saints were able to accurately determine what vocation God is calling someone to?

Saints sometimes exhibited mystical phenomena in the cognoscitive order such as visions, locutions, revelations, discernment of spirits, and hierognosis (ability to distinguish blessed from profane ...
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Did St. John Vianney Ever Directly Say Anything About Scruples?

I am currently working on a project devoted to the thoughts of the Curé of Ars (St. John Vianney) on various topics. One of the topics is scruples. St. Alphonsus Liguori, for instance, has this to ...
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On the Quote "We Have No Other Business Here Than to Get to Heaven"

I would like to make use of a quote which I paraphrase here as follows: ``We have no other business here than to get to Heaven. Everything else is a waste of time.'' I think that it (or something like ...
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Saint Quotes on Holy Obedience to Overcome Satan

I have read at various times in the past regarding the devil's ability to pretend even humility, but his utter inability to feign obedience. Recently, I have tried to find some quotes from Catholic ...
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Who is the Spiritual Writer Josemaria Escriva Alludes to in "The Way"?

In entry 684, Chapter 32 (Other Virtues), of Josemaria Escriva's "The Way," it is written: Meditate well these words of a spiritual writer: `The incense offered to God is not wasted. Our ...
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A Quote of Ven. Leo Dupont on Never Making Peace with One's Sins

I am trying to find a reference which contains an actual quote from Ven. Leo Dupont, which, as I recollect, can be paraphrased as "... but I have never made peace with my sins." Is anyone ...
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How does not the communion of the Saints invalidate the need for the bodily ressurection?

Since the saints are said to be in the grave, if someone has answered that their spirits are in communion with Christ and interceding, then there would be no importance of the resurrection of bodies. ...
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Did hermits receive the Eucharist regularly?

Simple question. Does anyone know whether hermits such as St. Anthony of the Desert, St. Simeon Stylites, etc. attended Mass on Sundays? I am interested in both examples of those who did and those who ...
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Looking for the Context Surrounding This St. Robert Bellarmine Quote

This quotation attributed to St. Robert Bellarmine: "It is granted to few to recognize the true Church amid the darkness of so many schisms and heresies, and to fewer still so to love the truth ...
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Parish Priests Who Have been Canonized in the Catholic Church?

I would like to be able to list the parish priests who have been canonized in the Catholic Church. However, at present, I only have two names: (1) St. John Vianney, and (2) St. Ivo of Kermartin. Are ...
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On a Quote of Bl. Jerzy Popiełuszko---"an Idea Capable of Life..."

A while back, I was reading a book (I don't remember the title) on the life of Polish martyr, Blessed Jerzy Popiełuszko; and I am now trying to recollect a quote, I think may have been from it, which ...
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What lost bible commentary did St. Thomas Aquinas want more than an entire kingdom?

I've heard it claimed that St. Thomas Aquinas desired to obtain a manuscript of a biblical commentary (by St. John Chrysostom?) more than he desired to posses an entire kingdom. What is the source of ...
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On the Canonization of St. Poeman the Great and the Origin of His Epithet?

Often quoted in the "Sayings or the Desert Fathers," St. Poeman is venerated in the Roman Catholic Church, as well as some of the Eastern Orthodox churches. QUESTION: Was St. Poeman ever ...
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Looking for a Digital Copy of Any Handwritten Sermon of St. John Vianney

I am looking for a digital copy of any personally handwritten sermon of St. John Vianney. From what I have read, I am under the impression that 80 or so are extant, but I have not been able to locate ...
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On a Famous Quote of Ven. Fulton Sheen Pertaining to the Laity

I have been trying to find the original source and transcript containing the following famous quote of Ven. Fulton J. Sheen on the laity: Who’s going to save our Church? It’s not our bishops, it’s ...
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Married saint who convinced spouse to enter religious life?

Was there ever a saint who, while living, convinced his or her spouse to enter religious life?
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What is the source of Pascal's quotation on staying home peacefully?

Pascal wrote in Pensées S168/L136: all of man's unhappiness arises from one thing alone, that he does not know how to remain at rest in a room. A man that has enough to live, if he knew how to remain ...
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From the perspective of Catholicism, are there or have there been any Protestant saints?

From the perspective of Catholicism, are there or have there been any Protestant saints? Is this something possible at least in principle? Theoretically speaking, could a Protestant attain the status ...
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From the perspective of Catholicism are there any non-Catholic saints?

I'm writing about Catholicism and from what I extracted of a conversation with a priest friend of mine, When we ask a Saint for intercession, we need to know that person is alive in heaven. Before ...
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Is this the best way to fight "The War On Christmas"? [closed]

From here: Happy St. Francis Day! (Oh, And Also Yom Kippur) It has become a multicultural must to step on Christmas by never mentioning it except in connection with Hanukkah and other “holidays.“ ...
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Do Venerables and Blesseds Have Liturgical Feast Days in the Catholic Church?

I am presently engaged in a writing project, a component of which pertains to Pauline Jaricot. She was recently declared Blessed in the Catholic Church (May, 2022). I am inclined to call January 9 her ...
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Is Padre Pio known to have sworn, at least rarely?

In this clip "Shia LaBeouf in Padre Pio (2022) "Say Christ is Lord!", Shia LeBeouf, portraying the titular Pio, delivers the line "Shut the f*ck up!" I can't find much ...
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Why so many Saints feared responsibilities? Bishop's resposibility, for example

I've been reading a version of Lives of the Saints of Alban Butler, and I've encountered many biographies where the author mentions that the Saint was afraid of being put in a certain position. I've ...
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The cult of Saints

Apart from Catholicism (and, in the past, Anglo-Saxon Christianity), are there any other confessions that allow or encourage the cult of Saints? Can it be considered as a sort of paganism? Edit: I ...
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When is the resurrection of Old Testament saints (from Moses to John the baptist)?

When is the resurrection of Old Testament saints (from Moses to John the baptist)?
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Where did St. Catherine of Siena say: “Preach the Truth as if you had a million voices. It is silence that kills the world.”?

Where did St. Catherine of Siena say: “Preach the Truth as if you had a million voices. It is silence that kills the world.”? quoted in this article
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An Original Source Containing the Sermon of St. Leonard of Port Maurice: The Little Number of Those Who are Saved

This rather famous homily of the eighteenth century Franciscan is rather easy to come by on the internet; for example, see https://www.saintsbooks.net/books/St.%20Leonard%20of%20Port%20Maurice%20-%...
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Are there any examples of married, male, non-martyred (white crown), non-royal, canonized Catholic Saints excluding Saint Joseph?

Are there any examples of married, male, non-martyred (white crown), non-royal, canonized Catholic Saints excluding Saint Joseph? I can't think of a single one! The question may seem to impose ...
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