posted on Apr, 11 2005 @ 11:51 AM
To be cannonized by the RCC, you need to have performed, i beleive, two miracles or have been martyred and performed one miracle. Often
these miracles occur after death. What ranks as a miracle? Well, the RCC investigates things, and trys to decide if there is fraud and if it
could've occured naturally.
So a person appealing to the pope to be cured of, say, a cold, who gets better, doesn't count as a miracle. A person who does it over an inoperable
brain tumour that most doctors have said is incurable and untreatable, that might count as a miracle if it went away forever.
Most modern miracles are medical btw. M. Theresa must've had, like i said, something like two such confirmed and vetted events.