Saints of God who are they??? They are the children of God, who alone makes saints out of His people because of their faith in a never failing God, and His Son Jesus, "The Christ,"<quoted text>
The local calendars could be geographically or within religious communities (consecrated religious orders). Certain lesser known saints from certain areas would understandably have more significance for the people from those areas, no?
Also, many of the early martyrs were never officially canonized, but are automatically accepted as saints because of their martyrdom. For instance, St. John Chrysostom was never canonized, he was pre-congregation, yet he's an important saint and a Doctor of the Church.
You should read about Edith Stein (St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross). Fascinating woman, a former atheist, philospher, Jewish convert, and nun, died in Auschwitz.
What your church has accepted as saint God may not. and visa versa.
you have no idea who is in heaven and who isn't Regina .
You could be praying to some one who is in hell and don't even know it.
Makes no difference any way you look at it neither can hear you.
If they have left this earth.