Saints are a very important part of the Church. For instance Jesus often times would refer to the past generations of holy men. The saints hold a special place in the church because they have run the race and have won. Their daily struggles match ours and show us that it is possible to achieve greatness and our heavenly reward. The Church has declared over 10,000 men and women as saints. From all sorts of backgrounds. Examples like Saint Giana a Mother and Medical Doctor, Saint Patrick a Bishop, Saint Felicity a slave girl from antiquity the list goes on and on. Listed in this category is great lessons and stories of true heroes of the faith.