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1. First a question on terminology. What is the proper term for the Vatican's act of recognising someone as a saint?
2. I was born in 1910 in Skopje (now in Macedonia), but I lived in Calcutta, India from the age of 18. I left my convent to work for the poor in Calcutta where I started the Missionaries of Charity and The House of the Dying. I received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979, and I died in 1997. People all over the world continue the work I began with the Missionaries of Charity.
3. I might be Australia's first saint. I was born in Melbourne in 1842, and moved to Penola to start teaching poor children without charge. I wanted to become a nun, but couldn't find an order that suited me, so I started the Sisters of St. Joseph (the Brown Josephites), who live in poverty and work for the poor. Josephites went on to teach in schools all over Australia, New Zealand and Peru.
4. I was born in Belgium in 1840. I volunteered to work on the island of Molokai, a colony of condemned lepers in Hawaii. There I looked after the daily needs of many people suffering from leprosy and worked to improve access to health care. I eventually contracted leprosy myself, and died in 1889.
5. I was archbishop of El Salvador during the violence of the 1970s. I took a stand against the government at the time, and publicly denounced their support of the violence that was destroying many lives in El Salvador. I even petitioned President Carter to stop giving military aid. The other bishops of El Salvador did not support me. I was assassinated in 1980; it is still not known who killed me.
6. Many popes become saints. Which of these has not been nominated for Sainthood?
7. I may be the first Native North American saint. I was born in 1656 and my father was a Mohawk chief. I was baptised by French missionaries. After this I travelled to Montreal to live on a French mission, and lived a quiet and prayerful life until my death in 1680.
8. I was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1897. From my teenage years, I was considered radical, working as a journalist for causes that criticised the US government. I began publishing "The Catholic Worker" newspaper which grew into the Catholic Worker movement; a lay movement supporting nonviolence, voluntary poverty, prayer, and hospitality for the homeless.
9. I have been waiting a long time to become a saint! I was born around 1400, and trained as a Dominican. I am well known for my frescos, painted in Italian monasteries (most famously San Marco in Florence), and in the Vatican (Scenes from the lives of Saints Stephen and Lawrence). I died in Rome in 1455.
10. In order to be made a saint you must be dead.
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