Who made St. Patrick a saint?

St. Patrick was declared a saint before the official canonization
process was instituted in the 12th century. He would have been declared a
saint to the bishop by those who knew him best and were familiar with his
life and merits. The local bishop would them make the decision. Today
only the pope can declare saints after years of study by the Sacred
Congregation for the Causes of Saints in the Vatican. The church does not
create saints. Only God can do that. The Church "screens" candidates for
sainthood to determine if they had a life worthy of emmulation. In other
words, do they make good role models. Also, the Church has to be assured
that the person is actually in Heaven. That is the reason that today a
number of miracles must be verified before a person can be declared a
saint.
St. Patrick was declared a saint before the official canonization
process was instituted in the 12th century. He would have been declared a
saint to the bishop by those who knew him best and were familiar with his
life and merits. The local bishop would them make the decision. Today
only the pope can declare saints after years of study by the Sacred
Congregation for the Causes of Saints in the Vatican. The church does not
create saints. Only God can do that. The Church "screens" candidates for
sainthood to determine if they had a life worthy of emmulation. In other
words, do they make good role models. Also, the Church has to be assured
that the person is actually in Heaven. That is the reason that today a
number of miracles must be verified before a person can be declared a
saint.