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This is an incomplete list of saints from the Fading Suns canon; particularly, it is missing the Big 8 (Paulus, Lextius, Mantius, Horace, Hombor, Maya, Amalthea, and Ven Lohji.)

Pre-Reflective Saints

Saint Ramos
Ramos, a popular colonist rights activist, was martyred before the guns of zaibatsu police. Lived before the Prophet, canonized in the Second Republic. Has a holiday (Saint Ramos Day/Colony Day) named after him -- August 10. (L&P church appendix 146)

Early Church Fathers

Saint Palamedes Alecto
First Patriarch, scion of noble house Alecto, uniter of humanity in the Ukar Wars. (PotCS 22)
Saint J'waltan
Leader of the Agniites, an early Church sect descended from the first crowd to hear the Prophet preach on Aylon, he martyred himself to soothe the angry world of Stigmata. (IS6 16)
Saint Sabrinus
Martyred on Kordeth preaching to the Ukari in 3041. May be a "martyr" instead of a full saint. (CotG 68)
Saint Ostrein
Martyed just before the start of the Second Republic preaching to the Ukari in 3440. (CotG 68)

New Dark Ages Saints

Saint Rasmussen
Torn apart during the Fall of the Second Republic, lamenting "Oh that my head were water, and mine eyes a fountain of tears, that I might weep day and night for lost humanity! Tremble, ye sinners, for the long night is upon us and the suns themselves are seen to fade. Repent, and know salvation. Repent, or die!" (FS2nd 24)
Saint Godfrey de Moley
One of the three founders of the Brother Battle. (PotCS 45)
Saint Malcolm Xavier Justinian
One of the three founders of the Brother Battle. (PotCS 45)
Saint Fatima
Martyred on Kordeth preaching to the Ukari in 4106. (CotG 68)
Saint Athanaseus
A Hesychast on Grange/Pandemonium while Grange was a Lost World, he was renowned for his wisdom and his great mirror - he used it as a centerpiece for teachings that helped students rid themselves of sin. When Grange was rediscovered, he was recognized by the Universal Church.
Saint Natih Hadara
One of the few women to serve as Matriarch of the Universal Church of the Celestial Sun (4868-4877), she was a miraculuous healer and was canonized almost immediately upon her death. (PotCS 27)
Saint Deimos of the Holy Mountain
The founder of the then-heretical Eskatonic Order, he was eventually accepted as saint by the Orthodoxy as part of the Pentateuch Concordat. Saint Deimos lived around the time of Vladimir, preaching the Doctrine of the Inherent Flame from the Apocrypha of Horace. (PotCS 66)

Second Republic Saints

"Saint" Pietrarcholus
While never officially canonized, the founder of Temple Avesti appeared out of the desert in 3500 and dictated the epic "Fervitudes", a poetic work that inspires much Avesti theology. (PotCS 83)

Ukari Martyrs

Saint Ostrein
Martyed just before the start of the Second Republic preaching to the Ukari in 3440. (CotG 68)
Sabrinus
Martyred on Kordeth preaching to the Ukari in 3041. (CotG 68)
Glam
An Ukari martyred on Kordeth by his own people. The closest any Ukari has come to sainthood; sometimes referred to as "Saint Glam". (CotG 68; SS )
Saint Fatima
Martyred on Kordeth preaching to the Ukari in 4106. (CotG 68)

HERMIT SAINTS

Saint Romulus
Called the "Desert Hermit", he survived a mudslide that killed 4000 followers (the "Miracle of the Mud") and sat upon a cactus for 12 years. (PotCS 122)
Saint Heather of Ravenna
Ate only pine needles for 27 years. (PotCS 122)
Saint Evangelia of Malignatius
Sat naked on the ice-world of Malignatius, contemplating the love and beauty of the Pancreator through ice and snow. (PotCS 122)
Saint Ijunn of of Istakhr
Declared clothing a vanity and led 3000 followers into Samarkand cathedral; was rained on after a prayer from Archbishop Mali and then draped in a carpet. (PotCS 122)
Saint Calix
Saved a Hawkwood lord from barbarians after the Fall; companion was a wolf, Lupo, and he founded St. Hombor's/The Monastery of the Eternal Light on Ravenna. Also healed a Hawkwood countess in 4276. (PotCS 122, 125)

Divers Other Saints

Saint Oman
Martyred by Count Eshram Hamid, he was dunked in boiling oil so Count Eshram could claim his bones as a trophy. When his bones were removed, Saint Oman's bones were mirror-reflective. (PotCS 19)
Saint Verda
A saint who has a shroud. (PC 18)
Saint Iman
He has a crown, which was on Cadiz before it was stolen. Same Iman as Saint Emanuel? (PC 19)
Saint Mythior
He had a vision of the Eskaton. (PC 20)
Saint Akahito
He appears to have been a missionary to the Vorox, and performed the Miracle of the Gong. (PC 23)

Other Historical Church Figures

Pontius Cciardi
Archbishop of Pyre in 4235, he led the Temple Avesti when they were integrated into the Universal Church. (PotCS 84)
Argus the Vigilant
Avestite bishop who wrote the standard text on inquisitorial practice, the Instructones Inquisitorum. (PotCS 85)