During his pontificate, Pope John Paul II has declared many men and women to be Saints; men and women from all walks of life, particularly those of recent times. This is part of the long Tradition in which the Catholic Church has venerated the Saints and their relics since her very beginnings. One is declared a Saint by means of the process called canonization, a lengthy process that studies and investigates ones life and works in order to determine if they are truly in heaven and thus able to be venerated.
Author Dave Dela Cruz presents his research on the Saints and their relics that has resulted in this handbook of information suited for Catholics and non-Catholics of all ages. More Precious Than Goldexplains the Communion of Saints, what is a Saint, what are relics, what is the process of canonization, as well as liturgical celebrations and devotions. Utilizing Sacred Scriptures, ancient and modern Traditions, Church Teachings and the Liturgy, he offers remarkable answers in the field of Hagiography, the study of Saints.