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Synonyms for saint

a person who has died and has been declared a saint by canonization

person of exceptional holiness

hold sacred

declare (a dead person) to be a saint

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Australian nun Mary MacKillop, who died in 1909, is to be the first Roman Catholic saint from that country
Australian Catholics are rejoicing after Pope Benedict approved a decree clearing the way for a nun who worked with the poor more than 100 years ago to become the country's first Roman Catholic saint.
Among Salasacans the witch's book generally represents hypocritical abuse of power by a Catholic saint turned corrupt.
In March the Vatican declared Day a "Servant of God" and gave a green light to the process by which Dorothy Day, a founder of the Catholic Worker movement, may be canonized as a Roman Catholic saint.
Hurston explains that the Haitian deities, or loa, are "not the Catholic calendar of saints done over in black" (114) and that each lithograph of a Catholic saint is not a representation but always an interpretation of a loa.
In other words, a Catholic saint is not so much a holy person as a person declared "holy" by the pope after exploration of a reputation that arises among the saint's adherents.
Mother Seton House is the home of Elizabeth Ann Seton, the first American-born Roman Catholic saint, who founded a school, as well as the Daughters of Charity.
Teresa was a prominent Spanish mystic, Roman Catholic saint, Carmelite nun, author during the Counter Reformation, and theologian of contemplative life through mental prayer.
The fact is that Malachy is a Catholic saint, so some Catholics attribute magical or spiritual qualities to [the vision].
One of the most famous witch burning victims is Frenchwoman Joan of Arc, who eventually became a Catholic saint and a symbol of courage among women.
Kateri Tekakwitha, Model of Bravery" is a child's hagiography of the Mohawk Catholic saint (1656-1680) who was the first North American native American saint from New York state.
Nonetheless, Catholics rarely get to see a new film about a Catholic saint, and it is hard not to like Hildegard von Bingen; however, I feel that this interpretation of her life is more suited to a mature audience.
AUSTRALIA got its first Catholic saint yesterday after the Pope approved 19th-century church leader Mother Mary MacKillop.
London, August 11 (ANI): The escort girl who is at the centre of allegations involving Silvio Berlusconi's scandalous sex life has compared herself to Joan of Arc, a national heroine of France and a Catholic saint.
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