|Below is a small selection of links to web
sites containing useful resources on Saints for Catholic religion
teachers and catechists. We review sites on different themes
"Were we only to correspond to God's graces, continually
being showered down on everyone of us, we would be able to pass
from being great sinners one day to great saints the next. We
are continually immersed in God's merciful grace like the air
that permeates us." (From Father Solanus, Odell 1988 OSV)
-- Quoted from Father
Solanus Casey Saint For Our Modern Age
Saints Quiz - One hundred questions. "Each
question has a right and a wrong answer. When you click
on the right answer, you'll be linked to a few descriptive
lines about the Saint; if you select the wrong answer, you'll
be returned to the original question, so you can try again!"
This might be useful as a review quiz following a unit on
saints, or a trivia game?
|Lord, help me to relax about insignificant
details beginning tomorrow at ll:41.23 a.m. e.s.t.
God, help me to not try to RUN everything. But, if You
need some help, just ask.
-- from Prayers For The Almost Saints
Alive, "an educational website promoting the 'cultus
of the saints'." Contains information on saints and relics:
Introduction to Relics - articles,
historical notes, and photos; a list of Patron
Saints and symbols related to saints.
Interesting articles/facts pages on saints and sainthood:
a Catholic: How do people become saints? - A short
and clear outline of the "saint making" process
by Fr Victor Hoagland, C.P.
to Our Advocates in Heaven - Fr. William Saunders
Library contains a number of annotated links to
web site on saints.
Investigation of Miracles- Praying
to Saints - Prayers
to Saints- from the Father Mateo Archives
"In official Church procedures there are three steps
to sainthood: one becomes Venerable, Blessed and then a
Saint. Venerable is the title given to a deceased person
recognized as having lived heroic virtues. To be recognized
as a blessed, and therefore beatified, in addition to personal
attributes of charity and heroic virtue, one miracle, acquired
through the individual's intercession, is required. Canonization
requires two, though a Pope may waive these requirements.
Martyrdom does not usually require a miracle." -- What
is a Saint?
|"We are formed
by what we admire. But it is possible to cultivate ones
taste in this regard as in any other pursuit. It is important
to learn how to recognize what is good, to train our ears
to discern the truth, to pay honor to what is truly honorable,
to choose a moral standard that lies beyond our easy grasp.
It is especially important to convey such lessons to our children,
who are otherwise too easily beguiled by our culture to admire
what is merely glib or successful, to honor power, superficial
beauty, and the illusion of celebrity."
-- The Mystery of Holiness, Sojourners Magazine
did the custom of canonizing saints start, and is it true
that canonizations are infallible?- excerpts from
two articles on canonization of saints; they are taken from
<The New Catholic Encyclopedia> (1967).
Online Saints & Angels, is certainly one the most
extensive and most useful site to find out "everything there is
to know about Saints". Here you will find a Saint
FAQ as well as an
extensive alphabetical listing of Saints' names linked to a brief
biography of each Saint. Just click on the letters below to see
a listing of thousands of Saints:
A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z
Patrick's Church For All the Saints Index is another excellent
compilation of Saints' lives. It already contains over 11,000
entries and more will be added in the future. In some cases webmistress
Katherine Rabenstein also provides links to images of saints available
online. Most of the quotations found on our "Wisdom
of the Saints" page come from this source.