Do You Know What Miracles These Saints Are Credited With?

By: Torrance Grey
Image: Catholic Online

About This Quiz

"It's a miracle!" We've all been guilty of saying those words, without thinking about what they really mean. But within the Catholic Church (as in other religions), a miracle is an amazing and supernatural event, one that could not have occurred without the intervention of God. And most often, in the Catholic tradition, God makes these interventions through one of his faithful servants -- a saint. One early saint, condemned by the authorities to be defiled in a brothel, could not be moved -- even when she was attached to a team of oxen! Others healed the crippled, restored sight to the blind, or even raised the dead. 

Today, the Catholic Church requires at least two posthumous miracles as part of the canonization process -- that is, the verification process that makes great religious figures into saints. It might surprise you to know that saints are being canonized, regularly, to this day. The current pope, Francis, has canonized 885 persons since taking his office in 2013!  Most often, these posthumous miracles are healings achieved by means of prayer to the saint-to-be, who has already attained a state of veneration. 

Our quiz takes a look at the fascinating world of the saints and their miracles --  healings and resurrections, stigmata and levitation, bilocation, incorruptibility, and more. Join us to learn a few things, or prove how well you remember the lives and works of the saitns. 


This Irish saint turned water into beer.

Her intervention healed a child blinded by a silver nitrate solution.

Around 2006, a French nun recovered completely from Parkinson's with this former pope's intercession.

This logician saint of the Middle Ages was sometimes seen to levitate.

A medal that had been touched to her body cured a woman in India of a tumor.

This saint, whose name appears in the "Harry Potter" books, restored a dead robin to life.

This first pope of Rome healed the crippled and even raised the dead.

This French saint of the 3rd century carried his own head to his final resting place.

This saint's cloak expanded miraculously to help her in land negotiations with a king.

This saint, sometimes called "Father Christmas," restored three murdered boys to life.

This warlike medieval saint is said to have killed a dragon.

This Italian saint's tongue was long preserved after the rest of his body decomposed.

This very early saint's blood, kept in a vial in Naples, liquefies three times a year.

This 20th-century Italian saint was best known for frequent stigmata.

This lover of animals tamed a wolf that was terrorizing an Italian village.

When this Swedish saint prayed to know how many blows Jesus received in his Passion, Christ appeared to reveal the number.

This patron saint of pilots levitated, once in the audience of a pope.

This 19th-century saint's body is "incorruptible" and on display in Portugal.

This French saint's visions at a grotto gave rise to the miracles at Lourdes.

This saint, strongly associated with charity, has an incorruptible heart kept in a Paris chapel.

This saint is credited with bilocation -- appearing to someone while physically in another location.

An angel appeared to defend the virginity of this early Roman saint against her pagan husband.

This saint associated with romantic love restored sight to a blind girl.

Her arrival at the battlefield turned the tide of the siege of Orleans.

This saint's eyes, having been gouged out, were miraculously restored after death.

This patron of sailors was rescued from jail by an angel, and later healed by an angel after torture.

Which saint is said to have miraculously re-attached a horse's leg to its body?

Which saint restored speech to a mute woman while in jail for his faith?

This saint sent an angel with bread for starving friars in Montella, Italy.

When the relics of this saint, the first Christian martyr, were taken to Africa, many miracles were witnessed.

The building of an altar to which saint stopped a plague epidemic?

To which saint would a believer pray for a "lost cause," maybe even for a miracle?

After his death, he miraculously appeared to a friend, to reveal the location of his body and those of two other martyrs.

This Polish saint healed a woman praying at her tomb of lymphedema.

Bonus question: Do all saints have miracles attributed to them?

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