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Old Jun 4, '08, 5:17 pm
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What is the difference between a "blessed" and a "saint"?
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Beatification (Blessed) is essentially an indult for a person to be treated as a saint--it has more of a local quality. Canonization is definitive and prescriptive and has a more universal quality.

Here's a good read from the Congregation for the Causes of Saints that explains this well as well as the history of the process:

http://www.vatican.va/roman_curia/co...beatif_en.html
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Thank you! .
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To my knowledge canonizations are infallible, while beatifications are not
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