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The Step-by-Step Guide to How a Person Becomes a Canonized Saint

Daniel IbáñezBanners with the official images of (L to R) Sister Irmã Dulce Pontes, Mother Giuseppina Vannini, John Henry Newman, Mother Mariam Thresia and Marguerite Bays hang on the facade of St. Peter’s Basilica Oct. 10, 2019, three days before their canonization.

When the Church declares holy people to be saints, we are assured they are in heaven and eager to intercede for us.