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Fr. William H. Woestman

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Fr. William H. Woestman is Associate Vicar of Canonical Services for the Archdiocese of Chicago.

Blog posts by Fr. William H. Woestman

  • Monday, April 28, 2014

    What is a Saint?

    A saint with a capital ā€œSā€ is a deceased individual recognized by the Church as having lived an extraordinarily holy life by practicing the theological virtues of faith, hope and charity, and the cardinal virtues of prudence, wisdom, justice and temperance in a heroic fashion, or as having sacrificed his/her life for the faith and is officially proposed to the universal Church as worthy of veneration as certainly in heaven and as an intercessor before God.