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A '''saint''' (from Latin, ''sanctus'') is one who is '''holy''', that is, set apart for God's service. It is a person who has cooperated with
God’s grace to the extent that his or her holiness is beyond doubt.
==Saints in the Bible==
The people of the church do not create saints, they recognize as saints those whom God himself has glorified, seeing in their lives true love for God and their neighbors.
From the beginning, the Church recognized the righteous ancestors of Christ, [[forefather]]s, as grace-filled men and women whose lives were pleasing to God. Also the [[prophet]]s who predicted
Christ’s coming and the [[apostles]] and [[evangelist]]s who proclaimed the Gospel were assumed to be saints.
Next the [[martyrs]] and [[confessor]]s who risked their lives and shed their blood in witness to Christ were also recognized as saints.