Making Saints: How The Catholic Church Determines Who Becomes A Saint, Who Doesn'T, And Why
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Making Saints: How The Catholic Church Determines Who Becomes A Saint, Who Doesn'T, And Why

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From inside the Vatican, the book that became a modern classic on sainthood in the Catholic Church.
Working from church documents, Kenneth Woodward shows how saint-makers decide who is worthy of the church's highest honor. He describes the investigations into lives of candidates, explains how claims for miracles are approved or rejected, and reveals the role politics -- p...more
Paperback, 496 pages
Published July 23rd 1996 by Touchstone (first published November 1990)
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Christian Engler
One of the most intriguing components that the Catholic Church undertakes is in the making of Catholic Saints, one, I think, that has an allure of beautiful mystery to it, because, at its core, it is one of many stark manifestations of the Divine. In a beautifying and or canonization case, it is the power of the Divine behind a particular candidate. For the faithful, there is something human and tangible about the saints; they are Gospel artists, and, more intimately, friends who are held to the...more
Would like to see a more current edition of this, as most of the statistics are now out of date. Still, good info.
Joshua Duffy
Completely fascinating look into the saint making process. Anyone interested in the 'saints' should read this book.
A must-read especially for those who are skeptical about miracles.
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