List of American saints and beatified people

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The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, in Washington, D.C., is the largest Catholic church in the United States. A special hall in the crypt level of the Basilica contains statues of American saints.
For more information on the process of sainthood in the Roman Catholic Church, see Canonization.

This page is a list of American saints, beati, venerabili and Servants of God of the Roman Catholic Church – that is, those significantly associated with what either was at the time, or subsequently became, the United States of America.

The Catholic Church has existed in the United States since the country's earliest history. Indeed, Columbus' expedition of 1492 included Catholic priests among the crew. Catholic missionaries were some of the first explorers in British and French colonial lands in the east, and Spanish lands in the southwest. Maryland was founded as a Catholic colony.

Catholics continue to contribute to American religious life up to the present day. Consequently, several American Catholics have been considered for sainthood over the past 500 years. Most of these Americans were born after 1850.

List of American saints[edit]

St. Damien of Molokai, one of two canonized saints currently represented in the United States Capitol’s National Statuary Hall.

List of American beati[edit]


List of American venerabili[edit]

  • Ven. Alfred Pampalon, Priest, (born in Note-Dame de Levis, Quebec), 1867; died in St. Jean-de-Beauplateau, 1896; declared venerable by John Paul II, 1991
  • Ven. Cornelia Connelly, Religious (born in Pennsylvania, 1809; died in England, 1879; declared venerable by St. John Paul II, 1992)
  • Ven. Samuel Charles Mazzuchelli, Priest (born in Italy, 1806; died in Wisconsin, 1864; declared venerable by St. John Paul II, 1993)
  • Ven. Maria Teresa Dudzik, Religious (born in the Province of West Prussia, 1860;[3] died in Illinois, 1918;[4] declared venerable by St. John Paul II, 1994[5])
  • Ven. Solanus Casey, Priest (born in Wisconsin, 1870; died in Michigan, 1957; declared venerable by St. John Paul II, 1995)
  • Ven. Pierre Toussaint (born in Saint-Domingue, c. 1766; died in New York, 1853; declared venerable by St. John Paul II, 1996)
  • Ven. Michael J. McGivney, Priest (born in Connecticut, 1852; died in the same state, 1890; declared venerable by Benedict XVI, 2008)
  • Ven. Henriette DeLille, Religious (born in Louisiana, 1813; died in the same state, 1862; declared venerable by Benedict XVI, 2010)
  • Ven. Maria Kaupas, Religious (born in the Kovno Governorate, 1880; died in Illinois, 1940; declared venerable by Benedict XVI, 2010)
  • Ven. Nelson Baker, Priest (born in New York, 1842; died in the same state, 1936; declared venerable by Benedict XVI, 2011)
  • Ven. Fulton J. Sheen, Bishop (born in Illinois, 1895; died in New York, 1979; declared venerable by Benedict XVI, 2012)
  • Ven. Félix Varela, Priest (born in Cuba, 1788; died in Florida, 1853; declared venerable by Benedict XVI, 2012)
  • Ven. Frederic Baraga, Bishop (born in the Duchy of Carniola, 1797; died in Michigan, 1868; declared venerable by Benedict XVI, 2012)
  • Ven. Mary Angeline Teresa McCrory, Religious (born in Ireland, 1893; died in Germantown NY, 1984; declared venerable by Benedict XVI, 2012)
  • Ven. Celestina Bottego, Religious (born in Ohio, 1895; died in Italy, 1980; declared venerable by Francis, 2013)
  • Ven. Rafael Cordero (born in Puerto Rico, 1790; died in the same island, 1868; declared venerable by Francis, 2013)
  • Ven. Aloysius Schwartz, Priest (born in the District of Columbia, 1930; died in the Philippines, 1992; declared venerable by Francis, 2015)
  • Ven. Alphonse Gallegos, (Religious priest of the Augustinian Recollects and Bishop of Sacramento, California. Born in Albuquerque, NM, 1931; died on road traveling home to Sacramento in 1991; declared venerable by Pope Francis, 2016.)
  • Ven. Antonio Margil (declared venerable 1836) established several missions in what would later become the state of Texas during a Spanish-French territorial dispute in the 1710s.

List of American Servants of God[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Alban Butler and Lewis Bingley Wynne, The Lives of the Fathers, Martyrs, and Other Principal Saints; Compiled from Original Monuments, and Other Authentic Records; Illustrated with the Remarks of Judicious Modern Critics and Historians (New York: D. & J. Sadlier, 1846), vol. 10, p. 102.
  2. ^ Samuel Schuerich, “2 Tucson Priests to Be Beatified”, Tucson Citizen, 12 June 2007
  3. ^ Alicja Pozywio, “Polish Sisters in Lemont Work on Founder’s Cause”, Catholic New World, 20 January-2 February 2013
  4. ^ A Heart for Jesus – Mother Mary Theresa Dudzik’s Biography
  5. ^ Decree Index
  6. ^ a b "Meet New US Saintly Causes: The holy happenings of Sister Blandina Segale, Father Patrick Ryan and Father Bernard Quinn". National Catholic Register. EWTN News, Inc. February 12, 2017. Retrieved 2017-02-16.