On the failure of the phenomenon of sainthood

On Beatification (I momentarily lack the source for this):

The next step toward sainthood is beatification. Beatification allows a person to be honored by a particular group or region. In order to beatify a candidate, it must be shown that the person is responsible for a posthumous miracle. Martyrs, those who died for their religious cause, can be beatified without evidence of a miracle.

Right, so if I go out and get myself killed for God, I don’t actually have to perform a posthumous miracle, which honestly, seems somewhat inconvenient, what with being dead and all.

Food for thought.


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