The long & winding road…to sainthood!

VATICAN CITY — Have you ever wondered what it takes to become a saint?

Pope Francis gave us a thorough list of the secrets to holiness on the Feast of All Saints last year.

“Saints aren’t superheroes nor were they born perfect,” he said. It’s just that “when they experienced the life-changing encounter with God,” they never left his side.

But what about “the bureaucratic” aspect of saint-making? What needs to happen to declare someone a blessed, a martyr or a saint?

Well, we drew up a handy, super simplified flowchart to walk you through the sainthood process.

Click here or on the image below to get a large-screen view.


sainthood flowchart

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3 Responses to The long & winding road…to sainthood!

  1. mithriluna says:

    Love this! Thanks for putting this together!

  2. Reblogged this on Daily Goodness and commented:
    “Saints aren’t superheroes nor were they born perfect, when they experienced the life-changing encounter with God, they never left his side”. – Pope Francis
    I’ve often shared in my articles how Saints are born with shortcomings, and they just learned how to transform those shortcomings with virtues. Here is an article by Catholic News Service about the road to sainthood. ~ Frank J. Casella, CMCS Executive Director

  3. Please correct grammar error in top middle box — “whom.”

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