Skip to comments.How Many Miracles are Required to Canonize a Saint?
Posted on 07/18/2013 8:29:53 PM PDT by Weiss White
Q: How many miracles are required before somebody can be canonized a saint? I thought that you needed three. But now the Pope has announced that John Paul II will be canonized after only two miracles, and John XXIII with (I believe) even less than that. Did the rules get changed at some point? Is this even a canon-law question? Sylvie
A: Sylvie is of course referring to the Vaticans July 5 announcement that a miracle has been attributed to the intercession of Blessed John Paul II, clearing the way for his canonization. The same decree also indicates that Pope Francis has approved a decision made at the Vaticans Congregation for Causes of Saints, regarding the canonization of Blessed John XXIIIalthough no miracle has been attributed to him. Whats going on here?
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Zero - nor is “canonization” necessary.
Please read the links above for history of the canonization process in the Catholic Church.
Who canonized the saints at Ephesus, to whom the Apostle Paul penned a letter?
The only miracle required for one to become a saint is for one to accept Jesus’s sacrifice on the cross and his resurrection. A saint is simply a believer in Christ according to New Testament reading. There is no process by which a church or group of people must vote on to make a person a saint.
The first of the two miracles, the supposed healing of the French nun of Parkinson’s, is, how does one say it, reverting? Here is a clip from the Guardian:
“But according to the Polish daily newspaper Rzeczpospolita, one of the doctors charged with scrutinising the nun’s case believed she might have been suffering from a similar nervous disease, not Parkinson’s, which could go into sudden remission. A report on the paper’s website went further, saying that the 49-year-old nun had become sick again with the same illness.”
If a miracle does not hold, does it count?
According to the New Testament all Christians are Saints.
What about the Christians who are living in sin? Pornography, Addiction, Adultery?
I don’t think your premise holds true. What do you think?
How can a Christian living in sin be a saint? Even with a small “s”??
And definitely not with a capital “S”
Your wrong. 42 is the meaning of life. You obviously don ‘t know where your towel is at. Go read some Vogon poetry. ;)
Three, plus Smokey Robinson.
It was a joke. You don’t know it’s the answer to life, the universe, and everything.
Little “s” in this life, the big “S” in the next.
Got to remember that we are dealing with the “sola scripture” only folks.
“Please read the links above for history of the canonization process in the Catholic Church.”
Please see Bible for God’s process for sainthood.
Catholic process invalidates God’s process, by transforming it from dependence upon Christ’s work at the cross into a system of human works.
To create a different process other than the one God declares freely is to minimize the death and resurrection of Christ.
I will continue to prefer God’s declaration that every believer in Christ is now a saint - here on earth or departed to be in the presence of God.
“Little s in this life, the big S in the next.”
And yet, God declares no such false division between saints.
To correct you, it is the reality in this life.
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