[quote=Paris Blues]I was wondering,
I’ve heard with my own ears that the CC says that we try to “be saints!”. Now, I understand that ALL saints go to Heaven and all that but I’m taking it like it’s not the kind of saint like St. Francis or St. Bernadette or am I mistaken? I also heard that to be a saint, you have to at least perform two miracles? What? Am I misunderstanding the term “saint”?
Could anyone please explain this to me so that I can understand? :o
We’re supposed to become saints. Everyone who makes it to Heaven is a saint, like Saint Francis or Saint Bernadette inasmuch as they, too, are saints, though I doubt many of us are saints like Saint Francis or Saint Bernadette in realistic terms.
The two miracles (which is a matter that has changed and can be changed, by the authority of the Holy Father) is what the Church looks for to declare someone a saint (undoubtedly in Heaven and worthy of our attention, emmulation, and veneration). The Church knows that there are many saints in Heaven who are unknown to the Church Militant (indeed, they probably outnumber the declared saints). That’s why we celebrate All Saints Day…they ought to have a feast, too.