What Is Canonization?

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Published on November 2, 2007

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A description of the process of canonization

The Process of Canonization Mr. Pablo Cuadra Religion Class

What is Canonization? 1. Canonization is a process used by the Church to determine whether a person is worthy of being declared a saint .

1. Canonization is a process used by the Church to determine whether a person is worthy of being declared a saint .

The Servant of God (candidate for Sainthood) Someone considered to have lived a holy life The process begins five years after a person’s death. (sooner with permission of the Pope). In the 10 th Century the process was established by Pope John XV

Someone considered to have lived a holy life

The process begins five years after a person’s death. (sooner with permission of the Pope).

In the 10 th Century the process was established by Pope John XV

How does the process of Canonization begin? 1.The process begins at diocesan level . 2. A person or a group people approach their bishop (ordinary) and suggest a candidate for sainthood . A petition is made to open the cause for this person’s canonization. The candidate is given the title servant of God , while his or her cause is being investigated. 3. A committee creates a report on the candidate. 4.The report is sent to the Congregation for the causes of saints in Rome.

1.The process begins at diocesan level .

2. A person or a group people approach their bishop (ordinary) and suggest a candidate for sainthood . A petition is made to open the cause for this person’s canonization.

The candidate is given the title servant of God , while his or her cause is being investigated.

3. A committee creates a report on the candidate.

4.The report is sent to the Congregation for the causes of saints in Rome.

What does the Congregation do with the report? 1. The congregation researches the life of the candidate to make sure he or she practiced heroic virtue . 2. The congregation for the causes of saints is made up of theologians and cardinals .

1. The congregation researches the life of the candidate to make sure he or she practiced heroic virtue .

2. The congregation for the causes of saints is made up of theologians and cardinals .

What happens after the congregation finish its report? 1. The report is sent to the Pope . 2. If he accepts the report the servant of God is termed Venerable . 3. This is the first step.

1. The report is sent to the Pope .

2. If he accepts the report the servant of God is termed Venerable .

3. This is the first step.

What happens during the second process of canonization? A postulator (promoter) of the cause is authorized to examine the person’s Life Writings Reputation Miracles *A miracle is required for the process to continue to the next step known as Beatification .

A postulator (promoter) of the cause is authorized to examine the person’s

Life

Writings

Reputation

Miracles

*A miracle is required for

the process to continue to the

next step known as

Beatification .

What happens after a first miracle has been verified? The venerable candidate is then beatified by the Pope and given the title Blessed . The Blessed person can now be venerated by a group or region. Beatification does not have a universal character like canonization . The requirement of a miracle is not necessary in the case of martyrs. A second miracle is required for the process to continue to the next step known as Canonization .

The venerable candidate is then beatified by the Pope and given the title Blessed .

The Blessed person can now be venerated by a group or region.

Beatification does not have a universal character like canonization .

The requirement of a miracle is not necessary in the case of martyrs.

A second miracle is required for the process to continue to the next step known as Canonization .

How is the process concluded? With a solemn (great) declaration by the pope that the candidate is a saint (holy). This declaration requires one more verified miracle. Canonization has a universal character. The Holy person can be venerated by the universal Church. This declaration does not make a person a saint, the person is already a saint as a result of heroic virtue and cooperation with God’s grace.

With a solemn (great) declaration by the pope that the candidate is a saint (holy).

This declaration requires one more verified miracle.

Canonization has a universal character.

The Holy person can be venerated by the universal Church.

This declaration does not make a person a saint, the person is already a saint as a result of heroic virtue and cooperation with God’s grace.

Canonization Process (in a nutshell) First Step A petition is made to open a cause for canonization for a servant of God. 2. Second Step The servant of God is declared “Venerable” 3. Third Step Beatification *One miracle is required Fourth Step Canonization *Second miracle is required The Blessed is declared a saint in a solemn, public mass at the Vatican by the Pope.

First Step

A petition is made to open a cause for canonization for a servant of God.

2. Second Step

The servant of God is declared “Venerable”

3. Third Step

Beatification

*One miracle is required

Fourth Step

Canonization

*Second miracle is required

The Blessed is declared a saint in a solemn, public mass at the Vatican by the Pope.

Prayer of St. Francis Lord, make me an instrument of your peace, Where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; where there is sadness, joy; O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console; to be understood as to understand; to be loved as to love. For it is in giving that we receive; it is in pardoning that we are pardoned; and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace, Where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; where there is sadness, joy; O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console; to be understood as to understand; to be loved as to love. For it is in giving that we receive; it is in pardoning that we are pardoned; and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.

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