Someone has to ask the bisho to start the cause for canonization
I think he is worthy of becoming a saint
Great! he will now be known as a Servant of God
The Catholic church believes every on in heaven is a saint. This is the prosses in which the church recognizes a person as a saint.
A formal review is started
Has this man lived an honoreble life for God?
We believe the saints are in heaven with God. In order to be in heaven, the person has to die.
A miracle has to happen when someone prays to them
A fan of the saint like a friend or family member asks the bishop to start the cause for canonization. Once the bishop agrees the potential saint is named Servant of God
I now name him a saint!
The formal review is started guides by historians and theologians. Then the bishop may decide to send the cause to Rome. The congregations for the Causes of Saints decide if the person lived a good life. If they did the are declared Venerable.
He lived a wonderful life
A miracle has to happen when someone prays to them AFTER they die. a miracle happened after their death proves they are in heaven interceding for us on earth. The miracle must follow three specific rules. 1. it must be instantaneous 2. The medical has to last 3. it has to be unexplainable by any physical means. After that, they are named Blessed.
Please pray for her!
At this point, a feast day is chosen for the saint to be celebrated on. It usually has something to do with a date that was special to the person. A second miracle has to be performed following the same set of rules as the first miracle. After the second miracle, the person is canonized as a saint.