List of the blessed and saints

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The List of the Blessed and Saints is an alphabetical overview of the saints and blessed of various denominations of Christianity .

In 2004 the Roman Catholic Church updated the Martyrologium Romanum , in which 6650 saints and blessed are listed and 7400 martyrs . The exact number of all saints and blessed is unknown. The procedure for a formal canonization process gradually emerged from around the early Middle Ages . Ulrich von Augsburg is the first saint to be confirmed by formal canonization .

The column for the Protestant churches represents a special case : They reject a formal beatification or canonization. In Article 21, the Confessio Augustana expressly recommends commemorating saints, but only as models in faith, while the invocation of saints is rejected. Against this background there are also calendars of names and saints of Protestant churches. For this reason, persons from such calendars are also listed in the corresponding column, for example from the Evangelical Name Calendar of the EKD or the Saints Calendars of the ELCA and the LCMS .

The aim is a complete listing, so the list needs to be supplemented. Due to its size, it was divided according to the first letter.

See also

Numerous names of saints are also found among the search terms Holy ... , Santa ... or St. ... or Seliger ... and in accordance with the numerous forms of speech of saint , Saint and Seliger as San , Santa , Saint , Sainte , etc.


  • Jacobus de Voragine: Legenda Aurea . before 1282 (see article for print editions)
  • Boninus Mombritius: Sanctuarium. Venice 1474
  • Aloysius Lippomannus: Vitae Sanctorum. Rome 1551-1560
  • Laurentius Surius: Vitae Sanctorum. Cologne 1570–1575
  • Holy See (Ed.): Martyrologium Romanum . Editio princeps, Rome 1584. (See the article for new editions, online: , ital .; 1749 ,, lat./engl.)
  • Johann Bolland ; Société des Bollandistes (ed.): Acta Sanctorum. Antwerp 1643, newer edition Bruxelles ff.
  • Johann Evangelist Stadler , Franz Joseph Heim, JN Ginal: Complete Lexicon of Saints . Volume 1-5. B. Schmid'sche Verlagbuchhandlung (A. Manz), Augsburg 1858–1882. (Online at , )
  • Jakob Torsy (Ed.): Lexicon of the German saints, blessed, venerable and godly. Cologne 1959.
  • Jakob Torsy: The Big Name Day Calendar . 3720 names and 1560 biographies of our saints. 13th edition, Freiburg im Breisgau 1976; Reprinted in 1989.
  • Otto Wimmer: Marks and Attributes of the Saints , Tyrolia-Verlag, Innsbruck-Vienna 2000, ISBN 3-7022-2354-1 .
  • Otto Wimmer, Hartmann Melzer: Lexicon of Names and Saints , Tyrolia-Verlag, Innsbruck-Vienna 1988, licensed edition 2002 by Nikol Verlagsges.mbH & Co.KG. ISBN 3-933203-63-5 .
  • Clemens Bombeck: In their tracks ... On the graves of the saints and blessed in the German-speaking area , Verlag Schnell and Steiner, Regensburg 2015, ISBN 978-3-7954-2909-6 .

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Complete title: Complete Lexicon of Saints or life stories of all saints, blessed etc. etc. of all places and all centuries whose memory is celebrated or otherwise honored in the Catholic Church, with reference to the critical, ancient, liturgical and related issues Symbolic, in alphabetical order.
  2. Volume 1: A – D, 1858; Volume 2: E-H, 1861; Volume 3: [I] K-L, 1869; 4th Volume: M-P, 1875; Volume 5: Q-Z, 1882