Qualities of Saints

Holiness is not exclusive to the Catholic Church. Many cultures and religious traditions have their holy people whom they might or might not call saints.

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However Saints across various cultures and religions have the following family resemblances:

1. an excellent role model;

2. unusually good at teaching people to live lives of goodness;

3. act as channels of God’s power

4. intercessor;

5. generous, unselfish behaviour; and

6. have a special relation to all that is holy so that they are able to interpret God and holiness for others