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, and venerables 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.

  • 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”.[1]
  • St. Pedro Calungsod, Martyr (born in the Philippines, ca. 1655; died in Guam, 1672; canonized by Benedict XVI, 2012)

List of American Beati[edit]


List of American Venerabili[edit]

  • Ven. Cornelia Connelly, Religious (born in Pennsylvania, 1809; died in England, 1879; declared venerable by St. John Paul II, 1992)
  • Ven. Solanus Casey, Priest (born in Wisconsin, 1870; died in Michigan, 1957; declared venerable by St. John Paul II, 1995)
  • 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. 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. Celestina Bottego, Religious (born in Ohio, 1895; died in Italy, 1980; 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. Isabel Larrañaga Ramírez, Religious (born in the Philippines, 1836; died in Cuba, 1899; declared venerable by St. John Paul II, 1999)
  • Ven. Ignacia del Espíritu Santo, Religious (born in the Philippines, 1663; died in the same archipelago, 1748; declared venerable by Benedict XVI, 2007)
  • Ven. Rafael Cordero (born in Puerto Rico, 1790; died in the same island, 1868; declared venerable by Francis, 2013)
  • 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]

List of American Servants of God

Servant of God Frederic Baraga

Servant of God Simon Bruté

Servant of God Vincent Robert Capodanno

Servant of God Walter Ciszek

Servant of God Terence Cooke

Servant of God Rafael Cordero

Servants of God Pedro de Corpa, Blas de Rodriguez, Miguel de Anon, Antonio de Badajoz and Francisco de Berascola (Martyrs of Georgia)

Servant of God Dorothy Day

Servant of God Maria Esperanza de Bianchini

Servant of God Cora Evans

Servant of God Demetrius Augustine Gallitzin

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 Angeline Teresa McCrory

Servant of God Mary Virginia Merrick

Servant of God Francis J. Parater

Servant of God Ida Peterfy

Servant of God Bernard J. Quinn

Servant of God Stanley Rother

Servant of God Augustine Tolton

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