The saints change every day. Remember those who were characterized by their good deeds. (Infobae/Jovani Pérez)
Good deeds, mortal sacrifices and even inexplicable events arising from an apparent divinity, are the reasons why different individuals were beatified and canonized by the Vatican to carry the name of saint.
Every day, marked on the calendar, commemorates the life and death of these beings, men and women, who dedicated their existence to the very Catholic Church that earned them the appointment.
This is the santoral of Monday, March 6.
In Toledo, in Hispania, Saint Julian, bishop, who gathered three councils in this city and expounded orthodox doctrine in writing, showing charity and zeal for souls.
Along with this character there are other saints and martyrs who are also celebrated this Monday, March 6, such as the following:
Santa Coleta Boylet
San Marciano de Tortona
San Quirico of Trier
Saint Victorinus of Nicomedia
Blessed Rosa de Viterbo
Merchant during the canonization of Pope John Paul II. (Reuters)
The saints is the group of people (women and men) who are venerated by the Church when they are proclaimed as saints or blessed on a certain date in the calendar.
On the path to canonization there are four steps: the first is to be named as a servant of God, the second is to be venerable; the third step is to be blessed and, finally, the fourth step is to be a saint.
Beatification can only be achieved by the faithful who have died with a reputation for being saints in various places and this process can be carried out in two ways: through a cause of heroic virtues and the second is martyrdom, that is, if the person died because of his faith.
On the other hand, the process to become a saint implies adding the name of the sanctified person to the canon (list of recognized saints) and with this the believing community is allowed to render him public and universal worship, while assigning him a liturgical festival, altars and chapels are dedicated to it and its power to intercede before God is recognized.
Although the Church has not given an exact figure, it is believed that there would currently be up to nine thousand recognized saints. According to the Roman Martyrology, updated in 2005, the Catholic Church has at least 7,000 saints, although the martyrs are not counted, which is why many think that the number could even reach 20,000 people.
In recent history, Pope John Paul II managed to canonize 388 saints, while Pope Francis has broken all records after canonizing 898 saints to date, 800 of them at the same time.
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