Saints of the Church As children of God, we are called to live lives of heroic virtue and be holy disciples of Christ in this modern world. There are a number of faithful before our time who lived extraordinary lives and, through a special canonization process, they are honored by the Church. They are the saints.
Catholics of the Church revere these saints and pray for their intercession to aid in the journey to Jesus. Their lives are a brilliant example to us, giving all hope and courage in following God's will in our own lives.