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Gradually the canonization of saints came to be included in the centralizing movement which reserved to the pope the most important acts of ecclesiastical power.
The earliest acknowledged instance of canonization by the pope is that of Ulric of Augsburg, who was declared a saint by John XV.
Canonization is~ the solemn and definitive act by which the pope decrees tile plenitude of public honors.
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 The Canonization of Saints
Canon norms regarding the procedure to be followed for causes of saints are contained in the Apostolic Constitution Divinus Perfectionis Magister, promulgated by John Paul II on January 25, 1983.
For canonization another miracle is needed, attributed to the intercession of the Blessed and having occurred after his/her beatification.
Canonization is understood as the concession of public worship in the Universal Church.
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 Canonization   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Canonization, in the Roman Catholic church, an act by which the pope publicly proclaims the sanctity of a deceased person, whom he thereupon proposes for the veneration of the universal church.
The earliest acknowledged instance of a solemn decree of canonization is that of Udalric or Ulric, bishop of Augsburg, declared a saint by Pope John XV in 993.
The ceremony of canonization occurs in Saint Peter's Basilica in the Vatican and is one of the most solemn and imposing of all papal functions.
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 Canonization   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The Canonization of Saints is the process used by the Roman Catholic Church of recognizing those persons who have lived exemplary lives suitable of identifying them as Christian Saints.
In Eastern Orthodoxy, canonization continues to be practiced much as it was during the first millennium of Christianity: people are recognized as saints primarily because they are seen to have preserved the image of God in themselves, and in that sense are living icons.
This usage, canonization, is usually separated from the idea of the formalization of the list of writings accepted by a religious group as inspired or by a cultural group as centrally important for study; the phrase used to describe that process is usually "canon formation" (see Canon, Biblical canon).
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Canonization is a legal process in the Roman Catholic Church whereby a departed "servant of God," already beatified, is declared a saint.
Saints alone become patrons of churches and are portrayed with the nimbus (gloriole).
However, both beatification and canonization are judgments (the latter infallible) by the church that the person now reigns in glory, is worthy of veneration and imitation, and is able to intercede for the faithful.
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 Historical Sketch of Canonization
The canonization of saints and the apotheosis of the heathen are poles apart, and canonization is founded not on any practice existing among the Gentiles, but on the solid basis of Divine revelation.
Canonization derives its origin from revealed Catholic doctrine on the invocation of saints and the honor due to them; and the custom of paying religious honor to holy men and seeking their intercession is plainly asserted in the Old Testament.
In the canonization of saints, as in many other matters of discipline, a process of centralization took place, and more serious and solemn issues were referred to the Holy See, the central authority in the Church.
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 Canonization December 1997 Seraph Vol XVIII No 4
No writer, ancient or modern, can criticize the actions of the saints with greater severity than the Promoter of the Faith, and many an objection made by critics in the world is nothing more than a repetition of those which have been already urged with the greatest shrewdness and persistency before the Congregation.
In his great work on the Beatification and Canonization of Saints he treats this question at considerable length, and explains in what consists the heroicity of each of the three theological and four cardinal virtues.
And, as some of those who are canonized were sinners before they were saints, being glorious examples of repentance, the Sacred Congregation diligently inquires into the sins which sometimes occur, and the subsequent repentance by which they atoned for their past transgressions.
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 The Glorification of Saints   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Other saints of God become famous and renowned throughout the Church even during their earthly activity; they are her glory and show themselves to be pillars of the Church.
The essence of glorification of the saints lies in initiating an annual celebration of a saint's memory on the day of his repose or on the day of the uncovering of his relics, or both.
Generally, the glorification of Russian saints from the eighteenth to the twentieth centuries was marked by the uncovering of their holy relics.
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 Mgr. P. E. Hallett
Thus does the Canon of the Mass, with its mention of the name of the Pope, the bishop, the faithful throughout the world, the living, the souls in Purgatory, and the saints, recall the old diptychs.
Canonization, on the contrary, decrees the public cultus of the Universal Church to the saints.
The procedure for canonization is, first, the production to the Sacred Congregation of Rites of an authentic document to prove the fact of beatification, either formal or equivalent, and in defect of such document a judicial process to establish the fact and, secondly, processes to prove miracles in detail.
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 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Beatification and Canonization
The true origin of canonization and beatification must be sought in the Catholic doctrine of the worship (cultus), invocation, and intercession of the saints.
The worship of latria (latreia), or strict adoration, is given to God alone; the worship of dulia (douleia), or honour and humble reverence, is paid the saints; the worship of hyperdulia (hyperdouleia), a higher form of dulia, belongs, on account of her greater excellence, to the Blessed Virgin Mary.
Saints Romuald, Norbert, Bruno, Peter Nolasco, Raymond Nonnatus, John of Matha, Felix of Valois, Queen Margaret of Scotland, King Stephen of Hungary, Wenceslaus Duke of Bohemia, and Gregory VII.
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 They've Got What it Takes: Canonized Pagans & Other Legends   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
, the canonization of saints is the christian counterpart to Greco-Roman "apotheosis", whereby mortals are elevated to godlike-status.
Annexing pagan gods and goddesses to the christian canon of saints fulfilled a symbolic function as well as a tactical one, since pagan shrines and cities that were overtaken by christians would be able to retain their patrons and deities, simply under different conditions, titles, and sometimes names.
Canonized around the 8th century, Blaise is equivalent to the Slavic horse-god "Vlaise," one of Diana's lunar consorts.
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 Father Vladimir Demshuk - Saintliness
One of the marks of the Orthodox Church in Russia is that of venerating the sacred saints and martyrs.
These Russian saints are the men and women who have testified with their lives by their deeds by giving Christ first place in their hearts.
These Russian saints are the men and women who have testified with their lives by their words by giving Christ first place in their hearts.
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 4F. Canonization and the papacy.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The fullest study of the development of the means of canonization of saints in the Western Church remains Eric Kemp, Canonization and Authority in the Western Church (Oxford, 1948).
Vauchez' work is intended to be an introduction to his major subject, the use of the documents produced by the canonization process for the study of the ideals of sanctity and the practice of holiness in the later middle ages.
A good deal of attention has been paid since Kemp--in particular-- by historians of canon law--to the means by which the papacy gained control of the processes of canonization.
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 Patron Saints Index: "Pre-Congregation" Beatification and Canonization   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
"Pre-Congregation" is my term for the Beatification and/or Canonization of saints and/or beati prior to the institution of the modern investigations performed by the Congregation for the Causes of Saints.
It designates those beati who were canonized by local bishops, primates, or patriachs, often as a result of popular devotion.
Towards the close of the eleventh century the popes found it necessary to restrict episcopal authority on this point, and decreed that the virtues and miracles of persons proposed for public veneration should be examined in councils, more particularly in general councils.
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 Catherine Doherty - Cause for Canonization - Why Saints?
She calls this recognition "canonization." By feasts and devotions, she raises such people before the eyes of the faithful for their admiration, edification and example.
They do not call it "canonization," or designate their holy people "saints" (although some do), but practically it is the same human instinct at work.
The purpose of writing about the saints, or raising them up for veneration in the process of canonization, is precisely to build this living temple to God's glory.
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 Lives of the Saints
Through the work of the Holy Trinity all Christians could be called saints; especially in the early Church as long as they were baptized in the name of the Holy Trinity, they received the Seal of the Spirit in chrismation and frequently participated in the Eucharist.
The twentieth canon of the Council of Gangra in Asia Minor (between the years 325 and 381) anathematizes those who reject the feast days of the saints.
The saints are saints thanks to the grace of God, and they do not need official ecclesiastical recognition.
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 Catholic Culture : Document Library : Canonization of Saints
Canonization is the final and irreformable judgment of the Church, and therefore we are bound, as her dutiful children, to believe that saints duly canonized are in heaven.
Earlier canonizations, too, taking place as we have said in a General Council, were not always even in a church: several, for example, were in the Lateran Palace.
is a saint, and We insert his name upon the catalogue of saints, commanding that his memory be annually venerated by the Universal Church upon the n.th day of the n.th month.
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 Catholic Pages Directory: » SAINTS
Canonization of Saints An outline of the history and the processes of beatification and canonization as it existed in 1952.
New Evangelization with the Saints In this article from L'Osservatore Romano, Archbishop Edward Nowak, Secretary of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, explains the large increase in beatifications and canonizations in the last 20 years.
Reform of Canonization Causes In this ZENIT dispatch, Archbishop Saraiva Martins, Prefect of the Congregation for Causes of Saints, explains how procedures in the causes of canonization have changed, allowing the huge increase in canonizations under Pope John Paul II.
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 Patricia's World Of Catholic Saints And Holy Witnesses
By canonizing some of the faithful, i.e., by solemnly proclaiming that they practiced heroic virtue and lived in fidelity to God's grace, the Church recognizes the power of the Spirit of holiness within her and sustaining the hope of believers by proposing the saints to them as models and intercessors.
Another angel came and stood at the altar with a gold censor; and he was given much incense to mingle with the prayers of all the saints upon the golden altar before the throne; and the smoke of the incense rose with the prayers of the saints from the hand of the angel before God.
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 The Internet Padre - Catholic Web Resources   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
John XXIII: Pope Of Saint Joseph - In this article, Blaine Burkey summarizes Pope John XXIII’s endless devotion to Saint Joseph, the protective guardian of Jesus and the spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mother, Mary.
Saint Thérèse of Lisieux - A short biography on the Saint Thérèse of Lisieux, Virgin, Doctor of the Church and patroness of foreign missions, France, aviators, and florists.
The Holiness Of Saint Joan Of Arc - In this pamphlet, Etienne Robo recounts the life of St. Joan of Arc.
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 Immaculate Conception Questions & Answers Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Relics are either the bodies of the saints, parts of their bodies, or something used of touched by a saint.
Certain Saints, at the time of their death or many years later after they were exhumed, were found to be incorruptable.
Some recent research has shown that a few saints thought to be incorrupt, were actually preserved through some process, but this is a small percentage of those saints called incorrupt.
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 PDS Russia Religion News May 1999   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Canonization of saints in the Russian Orthodox church (as, incidentally, among Catholics) is a lengthy process.
There exists a synodal commission on the canonization of saints, whose members study carefully every fact of the biography of a candidate for sainthood and test every doubtful spot in the distinctive "application" (primarily questions of cooperation with the secret police and participation in schisms) over the course sometimes of several years.
The master was joined in celebration by members of the diocesan council Archpriest Vladimir Pommer, rector of the church of All Saints of Ekaterinburg, Archpriest Nikolai Ladiuk, rector of the Transfiguration church of Ekaterinburg, and also the rector of the church of Cyril and Methodius of Ekaterinburg, Fr Petr Mangilev and clergy of the cathedral.
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 The Holy Synod's article
The Commission could not ignore the conflicting and the contradictory views concerning the canonization of the Royal Family which were published both in the secular and ecclesiastical media, as well as the correspondence received from representatives of the hierarchy, the clergy and laity of the Russian Orthodox Church.
The reign of the last Romanov czar was notable for extensive church construction and new canonizations of saints.
To propose that it is essential to follow these methods in the future, particularly in the canonization of Russian neomartyrs and in the study of the question of the possibility to include Emperor Nicholas II and his Family in the assembly of Saints...
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 The Communion of Saints   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
And as Paul asked saints to imitate him as he imitates Christ, the Church encourages Catholic Christians to imitate the holiness of the saints as they imitated the holiness of Christ and the Father.
As a hem of a garment, the shadows of saints, and clothes of the saints were used devotionally in the Apostolic Church, so relics and images of the saints are devotionally encouraged by the Church today.
First among saints by the fullness of grace which was hers is the Mother of Jesus, Mary.
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 Medieval Sourcebook: Saints' Lives
Saints' lives are a major resource for anyone concerned with the history of the late ancient world, Byzantium, or the Latin Middle ages.
Canonization has By 973 formal approval of the Roman Pontiff was deemed a matter of greater prestige for the veneration of a venerated saint, St. Udalricus.
Summa Theologica III, 25, 6: The adoration of the relics of saints
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 The Vatican Bank
BASIC R.C. A statement by the pope, generally, but not positively, thought to be infallible, that a martyr or one who has died as an exemplary Christian is now in Heaven and is worthy of honor and imitation by the faithful.
The first pope to decree the official canonization of a saint for the universal church (St. Ulrich) was pope John XV in 993.
Many are familiar with saints who have been "demoted", such as St. Christopher and St. Philomena, as well as imaginary saints, as St. Expedite.
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 Roman Catholic Saints - FAQs, All Saints Day and All Souls Day Features
Read about the life of today’s Catholic saint and browse a list of patron saints as well as a calendar of feast days.
Learn about the Feast of All Saints and the Feast of All Souls.
All prayer requests are displayed at StAnthony.org and on a large, scrolling screen next to St. Anthony’s relic at the National Shrine of St. Anthony of Padua in Cincinnati, Ohio.
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