Most of us are blessed to have inspiring people in our lives. But no matter how amazing they are, most will never be recognized as saints. It’s a long road to sainthood. An immense amount of documentation is required to show that the person demonstrated heroic virtue. If that’s proven, the person can be considered a Servant of God. Between that level and sainthood, there are the respective levels of Venerable and Blessed. The candidates must also have two Church-validated miracles attributed to their intercession.
Because of this, many people pray for their intercession. Whether you’re looking for a holy soul who might intercede for you or you just want to know who some of the candidates are, you might be surprised by some of their backgrounds. Here are seven of the holy souls who are currently awaiting sainthood.