Servant of God

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Servant of God is the title given to a person of the Roman Catholic Church upon whom a pope has opened a cause of sainthood. It is the first step in the process leading to being declared Venerable upon a decree of heroicity or martyrdom and then honored in beatification with the title of Blessed after the confirmation of miracles attributed to the honoree. The final step is canonization where the honoree would receive the title of Saint.

This should not be confused with Servus Servorum Dei (Servant of the Servants of God), one of the titles of the Pope.

In general Christian language (or other religious traditions), the phrase "servant of God" is used as a description of a person believed to be pious in his or her faith tradition.

Stages of Canonization in the Roman Catholic Church
  Servant of God   →   Venerable   →   Blessed   →   Saint  
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