Teacher-Written Lesson

What is Canonization?

  • Written by Sophia Institute for Teachers
  • 20 minutes

Lesson Overview

Blesseds Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII will be canonized on Divine Mercy Sunday, 2014. What does that mean? What is the difference between beatification and canonization? What are the steps on the path to sainthood? This short activity uses news stories on the upcoming event to explore the steps toward canonization, as well as what Catholics do and do not believe about who saints are and what they do. 

Recommended For

Grade Level: High School, Middle School

Subject: Current Events, Religion

Learner: Traditional Classroom

Tagged as: sainthood,  pope john paul ii,  canonization,  beatitudes,  beatification

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