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Who is this Saint?

It is almost certainly John Chrysostom. Compare your image with the middle figure of this icon of the Three Hierarchs The middle figure is labeled Chrysostom. To the left of him is Basil the Great. ...
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Are there any examples of married, male, non-martyred (white crown), non-royal, canonized Catholic Saints excluding Saint Joseph?

The book Married Saints and Blesseds: Through the Centuries by Ferdinand Holböck is a good source to look for married saints to imitate. Here are a few saints from that book which (seem to) meet your ...
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What is the oldest surviving photograph of someone who was later canonized as a saint?

St. Bernadette Soubirous (1844-1879), the Lourdes visionary, is the first saint of Ann Ball's Modern Saints: Their Lives and Faces to feature a photograph: Bernadette was photographed often and her ...
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How did Isidore of Seville become the patron saint of the Internet and computer programmers?

How did Isidore of Seville become the patron saint of the Internet and computer programmers? Pope St. John Paul II declared St. Isidore of Seville the patron saint of the Internet because he tried to ...
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From the perspective of Catholicism are there any non-Catholic saints?

Are there any non-Catholic saints? The short answer seems to be in the affirmative! Saint Seraphim of Sarov (1754-1833) seems to fit the bill here. He is an Eastern Orthodox Saint and has been ...
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Does the Russian Orthodox Church recognize Adolf Hitler as a Saint?

Does the Russian Orthodox Church recognize Adolf Hitler as a Saint? The short answer is no. There is no liturgical celebration for the above said person known infamously as Adolf Hitler in the Russian ...
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Identifying a Saint on a Greek Orthodox icon?

The Greek lettering is (in modern script) Ό Άγιος Παΐσιος ὁ Ἁγιορείτης — Saint Paisios of Mount Athos. Wikipedia has an article on him. He was born Arsenios Eznepidis (1924–1994), was a well-known ...
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Are there any Saints that have miraculously overcome death (should have died, but did not)?

Yes, St. Polycarp (A.D. 69-155). The early Church Father St. Polycarp. He was put in fire, yet he did not burn. We read in The Martyrdom of Polycarp: This, then, was carried into effect with ...
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Can a Patron Saint formally declared as such by a pope be replaced?

Can a Patron Saint formally declared as such by a pope be replaced? Generally speaking Patron Saints are rarely declared as such by Rome (Pope). When a pope decides to appoint a saint to the patronage ...
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Catholic Lay Saints Who were Economically Well Off When They Died

St. Sabina was a rich Roman martyr whose house on the Aventine Hill was donated to the Church. St. Paula was noble Roman widow who funded St. Jerome's translation of the Vulgate. Ven. Pauline Jaricot (...
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Does current Church doctrine/law allow the veneration of a saint's social media accounts?

No What is the Church's definition of a holy relic? "A relic is something connected with a saint or blessed, including a part of their body (e.g. hair or a piece of bone), their clothing, or an ...
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Have any married couples been canonized at the same time?

Yes, Louis (1823-1894) & Zélie Martin (1831-1877), parents of St. Thérèse of Lisieux, were jointly canonized in October 2015.
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Do Catholics believe in other apparitions like Mary? Or is she unique in this respect?

Yes, other saints and angels as well as Jesus Himself have appeared to visionaries throughout the ages. I can give three examples: St. Joan of Arc received visions of Saint Michael the Archangel, ...
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Are there any Saints that have miraculously overcome death (should have died, but did not)?

Are there any Saints that have miraculously overcome death (should have died, but did not)? Do not know if this counts, but it is an interesting story anyway. I personally would find it miraculous ...
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Do Latter-day Saints recognize Eastern Orthodox and Catholic Saints?

Latter-Day Saints have a very different take on the word, understanding it in the Biblical sense. The term is commonly used by Paul in his epistles to various congregations, where he writes to "...
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Did St. Paulinus of Nola sell himself into slavery to redeem one slave?

The story appears in Butler's Lives of Saints, a standard reference for many saints' histories. The relevant part of the (brief) Butler's entry reads: St. Gregory the Great tells us that when the ...
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Who is the most recent saint recognized by both the Catholic and the Orthodox churches?

Saint Seraphim of Sarov (1754-1833) seems to fit the bill here. Saint Seraphim of Sarov (Russian: Серафим Саровский) (1 August [O.S. 19 July] 1754 (or 1759) – 14 January [O.S. 2 January] 1833), ...
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Can Saints in Heaven Refuse to Pray for us?

The Mortal Sin Issue I can see where the premise of this question comes from. We always have free choice, even for those in heaven. And the first letter of John tells us to not pray for those who ...
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"Holy man / saints" in the point of view of God according to the Calvinist?

Unfortunately, the Calvinists in the web forum mentioned are misrepresenting the Calvinist position on Old Testament saints. Westminster Confession of Faith 11:6 states: "The justification of ...
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As a Catholic, am I obliged to believe in visions and saints?

The Church distinguishes between two ways God has spoken to the world: the "public revelation" beginning with the Old Testament prophets and culminating in the life of Jesus, and the "private ...
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Are there any examples where the non-believers demanding a miracle for the proof of Catholic faith and a saint succeeding in performing it?

On more than one occasion, at Fanjeaux and Montréal, in order to resolve theological disputes between Albigensian heretics and Catholics, the Albigensians challenged St. Dominic to throw his book in ...
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What do the Saints say about "Talking about your self"?

The opposite of being humble is being proud. True humility is, indeed, reflected in speech but nobody can become humble by speaking humbly. If a person is not humble in heart, any speech that seems ...
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From the perspective of Catholicism are there any non-Catholic saints?

Eastern Orthodox saints Many early saints recognized in Catholicism would not call themselves "Roman Catholic" but adhered to what is now called Eastern Orthodoxy. Outstanding examples ...
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From the perspective of Catholicism are there any non-Catholic saints?

Gregory of Narek (c. 950 – 1003/1011) is notable as a saint recently recognised by the Catholic Church despite being a member of the miaphysite Armenian Apostolic Church centuries after the Council of ...
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Proof that Cyril of Alexandria is a Saint in the Roman Catholic Church?

I think you got your information wrong, since although the Catholic church didn't commemorate Saint Cyril until 1882 (on Feb 9, later moved to June 27), Cyril was already listed as Saint in the 1583 ...
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Has any formerly excommunicated person ever been canonized as a saint in Catholicism?

Some saints were accused of heresy. St. Alphonsus of Liguori, discussing the patience of persecuted saints, writes (True Spouse of Jesus Christ ch. 13, §3, EPUB ref:839.48): All the saints have been ...
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Is there a complete list of Catholic Saints somewhere online?

Is there a complete list of Catholic Saints somewhere online? The Roman Martyrology is probably your best bet. The following website is the most complete source of Catholic saints I know to exist: ...
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What explanation did the Catholic Church give regarding the incorruptible bodies?

Not every saint is expected to have an incorruptible corpse. Although incorruptibility is recognized as supernatural, it is no longer counted as a miracle in the recognition of a saint (The ...
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Is there a sense in which Stephen was the first Catholic saint?

St Stephen is considered a saint and a martyr in many Christian denominations. Because St Stephen is the very first martyr of the newly founded Church of Jesus Christ, he is given the title of ...
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