The final process or decree (following beatifacation) by which the name of a deceased person is placed in the catalogue (canon) of saints and commended to perpetual veneration and invocation.
The state of being canonized or sainted.
A solemn definitive act by which the Pope admits a candidate into the calendar of saints.
The process by which the Church declares a person to be a saint and puts forward this person as worthy of veneration by the universal Church.
(Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox Church) the act of admitting a deceased person into the canon of saints
The formal enrolling of a deceased and beatified person in the Roman Catholic canon, or calendar of saints
In Catholicism, the process by which a deceased person is declared a saint. See Canonization of Saints.
declaring a dead person to be a saint.
Proclamation by Church authorities on the sanctity and glory of a faithful departed. Through this public testimony the person canonized is inscribed in the list of Saints.
A declaration by the pope that a person who died a martyr or practiced Christian virtue to a heroic degree is in heaven and is worthy of honor and imitation by the faithful. Verification of miracles is required for canonization (except for martyrs).
to declare (a deceased person) an officially recognized saint Source
Posthumous elevation to sainthood; a state of grace attained by religious leaders through miracles, by politicians via assassination, and by rock stars as a result of a timely drug overdose.
The process whereby a religious community defined the body of texts it considered authoritative for its life and belief.
Canonization is the process used by certain Christian churches to definitively declare some deceased man or woman a saint. It requires extensive proof that the person proposed for canonization lived, and died, in such a way that he or she is worthy to be so recognized. They thus enter into the canon, or list, of recognized saints.