Dan, all who are chosen by God are saints, and God knew who they were before time.<quoted text>
Canonization, again, is a long process requiring extensive proof that the person proposed for canonization lived and died in such an exemplary and holy way that he or she is worthy to be recognized as a saint.
One more thing the catholic church has taken credit for, that only God alone can do.
The Bible says many are called but few are chosen.
Only those washed in the blood of the lamb, cleansed made whole onto righteousness, are chosen by God.
(WHOSE RIGHTEOUSNESS "JESUS' RIGHTEOUSNESS) certainly not mans, because the Bible says none are righteous no not one except God.