List of American saints and beatified people
- 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
- Sts. Isaac Jogues, Priest; René Goupil, Religious; and Jean de Lalande, Religious, Martyrs (born in France, 1606–ca. 1610; died in New Netherland, 1642–1646; canonized by Pius XI along with the other five Canadian Martyrs, 1930; the eight are also known as the North American Martyrs)
- St. Frances Xavier Cabrini, Religious (born in the Austrian Empire, 1850; naturalized, 1909; died in Illinois, 1917; canonized by Ven. Pius XII, 1946)
- St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Religious (born in the Province of New York, 1774; died in Maryland, 1821; canonized by Bl. Paul VI, 1975)
- St. John Neumann, Bishop (born in the Austrian Empire, 1811; died in Pennsylvania, 1860; canonized by Bl. Paul VI, 1977)
- St. Rose Philippine Duchesne, Religious (born in France, 1769; died in Missouri, 1852; canonized by St. John Paul II, 1988)
- St. Katharine Drexel, Religious (born in Pennsylvania, 1858; died in the same state, 1955; canonized by St. John Paul II, 2000)
- St. Théodore Guérin, Religious (born in France, 1798; died in Indiana, 1856; canonized by Benedict XVI, 2006)
- St. Damien de Veuster, Priest (born in Belgium, 1840; died in the Kingdom of Hawaii, 1889; canonized by Benedict XVI, 2009)
- St. Marianne Cope, Religious (born in the Grand Duchy of Hesse, 1838; died in Hawaii Territory, 1918; canonized by Benedict XVI, 2012)
- St. Kateri Tekakwitha, Virgin (born in New Netherland, 1657; died in Canada, 1680; canonized by Benedict XVI, 2012)
- St. Junípero Serra, Priest (born in Majorca, 1713; died in the Californias, 1784; canonized by Francis, 2015)
- St. Teresa of Calcutta (canonized 2016) was declared an honorary citizen of the United States in 1996, one year before her death.
- It is recorded of St. Louis Bertrand (canonized 1671) that “in the isle of St. Thomas, the saint gained a new people to Christ, and new triumphs to the Church”.
- St. Pedro Calungsod (canonized 2012) was martyred on Guam in 1672.
List of American beati
- Bl. Francis Xavier Seelos, Priest (born in the Kingdom of Bavaria, 1819; died in Louisiana, 1867; beatified by St. John Paul II, 2000)
- Bl. Teresa Demjanovich, Religious (born in New Jersey, 1901; died in the same state, 1927; beatified by Francis, 2014)
- Bl. Carlos Manuel Rodríguez Santiago (born in Puerto Rico, 1918; died in the same territory, 1963; beatified by St. John Paul II, 2001)
- Bl. Diego Luis de San Vitores, Priest and Martyr (born in Spain, 1627; died in Guam, 1672; beatified by St. John Paul II, 1985)
- Bl. Mary Frances Schervier (beatified 1974) resided briefly in the United States in 1863, and again in 1868. (The Archdiocese of Cincinnati is involved in her canonization process.)
- Bl. Eduardo Farré and Bl. Lucas Tristany (beatified along with 496 other martyrs of the Spanish Civil War, 2007) were naturalized as American citizens during their lifetimes, and served as parish priests in the Diocese of Tucson.
List of American venerabili
- 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; died in Illinois, 1918; declared venerable by St. John Paul II, 1994)
- 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
- Servant of God William Edward Atkinson
- Servant of God Simon Bruté
- Servant of God Vincent Robert Capodanno
- Servant of God Walter Ciszek
- Servant of God Terence Cooke
- Servants of God Pedro de Corpa, Blas de Rodriguez, Miguel de Anon, Antonio de Badajoz and Francisco de Berascola (Martyrs of Georgia)
- Servants of God Antonio Cuipa & Companions (Martyrs of La Florida)
- Servant of God Dorothy Day
- Servant of God Aloysius Ellacuria
- Servant of God Maria Esperanza de Bianchini
- Servant of God Cora Evans
- Servant of God Demetrius Augustine Gallitzin
- Servant of God Julia Greeley
- Servant of God John Hardon
- Servant of God Isaac Hecker
- Servant of God Emil Kapaun
- Servant of God Mary Elizabeth Lange
- Servant of God Rose Hawthorne Lathrop
- Servant of God Mary Virginia Merrick
- Servant of God Joseph Muzquiz
- Servant of God Francis J. Parater
- Servant of God Ida Peterfy *Servant of God Ida Peterfy
- Servant of God Patrick Peyton
- Servant of God Bernard J. Quinn
- Servant of God Patrick Ryan
- Servant of God Stanley Rother
- Servant of God Blandina Segale
- Servants of God Juan Bautista de Segura & Companions (Virginia Martyrs)
- Servant of God Augustine Tolton
- Catholic Church in the United States § Servants of God and those declared venerable, beatified, and canonized saints
- Congregation for the Causes of Saints
- List of Brazilian saints
- List of Canadian Roman Catholic saints
- List of Central American and Caribbean saints
- List of Mexican saints
- List of Saints from Africa
- List of Saints from Oceania
- List of Saints from India
- List of South American saints
- Servant of God
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- Decree Index
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