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8-6 Glossary



Communion of Saints: The whole community of now-living faithful people united with all those who have dies, but are alive with God.

Faith: Believing and accepting that God made Himself known to us through His words and actions, especially through Jesus Christ.  It is accepting God's truth with our minds and allowing it to guide our entire lives.

Conversion: A change of heart that turns us away from sin and toward God.

Heaven: The state of being in perfect friendship and unity with God for eternity.

Miracle: A special sign beyond our understanding of the normal laws of human and physical behavior that make God's power and presence known in human history.

Canonization: The act by which the Roman Catholic Church declares that a person who has died was a saint, upon which declaration the person is included in the canon, or list, of recognized saints.