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Synonyms for canonization

(Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox Church) the act of admitting a deceased person into the canon of saints

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The group meets once a month to pray for her canonization, Walters said.
A useful sampling of Komunyakaa's artistry at work - including his quest for a unified vision, his bid for literary canonization, and his push for the completion of his humanity - can be found in two poems from his ironically titled fourth collection, I Apologize for the Eyes in My Head (1986): "When in Rome - Apologia," the last two lines of which supply the title of the book, and "I Apologize.
The canonization of these two Palestinian saints is a spiritual high point for the inhabitants of the Holy Land," he told Vatican Insider.
The program will include a live, late-night simulcast of the canonization from Rome as well as liturgies, times of prayer, and veneration of a blood relic of John Paul II.
3]w, Blessed John Paul's secretary, hopes the canonization will take place in October 6 the 35th anniversary of the late pope's election to papacy.
Canonization would mean that "more people would learn about her and be inspired and strengthened by her.
In the meantime, prayers for her canonization are offered from Catholic churches across America, such as the 2-year-old parish on Copper Hill Drive that now serves 2,100 families, as well as other benevolent organizations named in her honor.
1 canonization of Blessed Katharine Drexel, Thomas Foglietta, U.
Peter's Square to celebrate the dual canonization of two great popes.
observances of the canonization of Pope John Paul II by Pope Francis on Sunday, April 27.
The last beatification in Hungary, he explained, occurred in 1083, a time when no distinction was made between beatification and canonization.
The subject of this well-written social priest history, Father Michael McGivney (1852-1890), the Connecticut priest who founded the Knights of Columbus, is the first American-born parish to be considered for canonization.
Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, one of the most powerful men in the Vatican and the chief guardian of Catholic doctrine, told reporters last week that the life of Mother Teresa was ``so lucid, limpid and transparent'' that the process of canonization - or declaration of sainthood - should not take long.
Considering the role that Teresa's books played in her canonization, Slade remarks: "In giving Teresa sainthood, the church deprived her of authorship, or tried to" (129).
Juan Diego, an Aztec peasant whose canonization is widely expected to be announced by the Vatican, reported the visions to Bishop Juan de Zumarraga.