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Detail of a mural showing Blessed Stanley Rother being welcomed into heaven at the new Blessed Stanley Rother Shrine in Oklahoma City.

What is the process for canonization? A guide for All Saints’ Day 

Nov 1, 2023

By Daniel Payne

On the day the Church celebrates the Church triumphant in heaven, we take a closer look at the formal process... Read more

Pope Benedict XVI arrives in St. Peter's Square in the Vatican for the Oct. 21, 2012, canonization ceremony for Jacques Berthieu, Pedro Calungsod, Giovanni Battista Piamarta, Maria Carmen Salles y Barangueras, Marianne Cope, Caterina (Kateri) Tekakwitha, and Anna Schaffer.

Meet 7 of the best-known saints canonized by Pope Benedict XVI

Jan 2, 2023

By Maisy Sullivan

During his pontificate, Pope Benedict XVI beatified 870 people and canonized a total of 45 saints. Read more

François Asselin | Charles de Foucauld

Charles de Foucauld: The miracle that paved the way for his canonization

May 13, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

It began with a 50-foot fall inside a French chapel. Read more

A statue of Devasahayam Pillai at St. Francis Xavier Cathedral, Kottar, India.

What you should know about this new Catholic saint from India

May 12, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

Devasahayam Pillai will be canonized in St. Peter’s Square on May 15. Read more

The canonization of John Henry Newman in St. Peter’s Square, Oct. 13, 2019.

Who are the 4 women being canonized this weekend?

May 10, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis will preside over the first canonizations in more than two years on May 15. Read more

Titus Brandsma as rector magnificus of the Catholic University of Nijmegen in 1932.

Who was Titus Brandsma?

Mar 8, 2022

By Luke Coppen

Pope Francis will canonize the World War II martyr in May. Read more

Titus Brandsma and Charles de Foucauld.

WWII martyr Titus Brandsma to be canonized with Charles de Foucauld

Mar 4, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

Two religious women will also be declared saints on May 15. Read more

A pilgrim attends the canonization of St. John Henry Newman in Rome, Oct. 13, 2019.

3 Rome events to look forward to in 2022

Jan 3, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

Despite the pandemic, the Eternal City is preparing to host several joyful events. Read more

A statue of Charles de Foucauld in front of the Church of Saint-Pierre-le-Jeune in Strasbourg, France.

Charles de Foucauld and 6 others to be canonized May 15

Nov 9, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

The canonization was delayed by the coronavirus pandemic. Read more

Portraits hang from the facade of St. Peter's Basilica ahead of a Canonization Mass Oct. 12, 2018.

The Catholic Church’s new path to sainthood: What is ‘offering of life?’

Aug 27, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

For centuries, the Catholic Church has declared many different holy men and women to be saints through the strict legal... Read more

John Henry Newman by Sir John Everett Millais. public domain.

Blessed John Henry Newman to be canonized October 13

Jul 1, 2019

By Courtney Mares

The Vatican announced Monday that Blessed Cardinal John Henry Newman will be canonized on October 13 in Rome.  Read more

Blessed Dulce Lopes Pontes.

Woman who served Brazil’s poorest to be canonized

May 14, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis Tuesday gave his approval for eight sainthood causes to proceed, including that of Bl. Dulce Lopes Pontes, a... Read more

Archbishop José Horacio Gomez of Los Angeles at a press briefing at the Holy See Press Office, Oct. 22, 2015.

'We need to show young people what holiness looks like' Gomez tells synod

Oct 16, 2018

Young people should look to the “saints of our times,” as models of holiness, Archbishop José Gomez told the Synod... Read more

Pilgrims in St. Peter’s Square hold up an image of Saint Oscar Romero at his canonization Mass Oct. 14.

Pope Francis at canonization Mass: 'Jesus is radical'

Oct 14, 2018

By Courtney Mares

"Jesus is radical,” Pope Francis said in his homily at the canonization of Pope Paul VI, Oscar Romero, and five... Read more

Banners depicting each of the new saints on dispaly at St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican.

The Seven in Heaven: Meet the new saints to be canonized this weekend

Oct 13, 2018

By Jonah McKeown

Meet the seven people Pope Francis will officially recognize as saints of the Catholic Church on Sunday.  Read more

Mother Teresa circa 1994.

Head of Mother Teresa's order: she was like 'a mother to me'

Sep 5, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

For Sr. Mary Prema Pierick, Mother Teresa's impact did not come from her outward appearance, but from a personal encounter... Read more

Mass was held in St. Peter's Square for the canonization of 35 new saints Oct. 15, 2017.

Pope at canonization Mass: God never stops inviting us to the heavenly banquet

Oct 15, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

On Sunday, Pope Francis canonized 35 new saints in the Catholic Church, saying that no matter how often we reject... Read more

Jose Gabriel del Rosario Brochero. Public Domain via Wikipedia.

The tale of Fr. Brochero: Gaucho priest, devil's worst nightmare

Jun 25, 2017

By Mary Farrow

If Jose Brochero doesn't sound like a Gaucho name, nothing does.  Read more

By GoneWithTheWind via Shutterstock.

How the upcoming canonization affirms the Fatima apparitions

Apr 21, 2017

By Elise Harris

The canonization of Fatima visionaries Francisco and Jacinta Marto has been hailed as an exciting moment for the Church, but... Read more

Blessed Francisco and Jacinta Marto.

Consistory announced to approve Fatima children's canonization

Apr 11, 2017

Pope Francis will hold an ordinary public consistory on April 20, where the cardinals of the Church are expected to... Read more