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The canonization of saints proceeds very slowly in the modern Church.
THE JESUITS, 1534-1921THOMAS J. CAMPBELL
That part of the Bull of canonization serves as so apt a commentary on Alexander's words that we quote it in full.
SAINT BONAVENTUREREV. FR. LAURENCE COSTELLOE, O.F.M.
This incident must be regarded as quite authentic, for reference is made to it in the process of our Saint's canonization.
SAINT BONAVENTUREREV. FR. LAURENCE COSTELLOE, O.F.M.
The movement, already on foot, to obtain his canonization received thereby a new and powerful impetus.
SAINT BONAVENTUREREV. FR. LAURENCE COSTELLOE, O.F.M.
The result this time was satisfactory, and the Pontiff felt himself bound to proceed with the canonization.
SAINT BONAVENTUREREV. FR. LAURENCE COSTELLOE, O.F.M.
The deification of heroes changed into the canonization of saints.
Whether they deserve canonization for their kindness or censure for their rashness we leave an open question.
Yet these men were all held in the highest honor, and two of them earned the supreme reward of canonization.
Efforts were commenced, in 1670, to procure her canonization, but it was not until 1850 that she was beatified by Pius IX.
The rapid increase of the order, and the previous purity of Loyola's life, obtained canonization for him in 1662.

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