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49 Saints from the United States of America

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Are any of these holy people from your hometown?

Over the past year Aleteia has written at least 49 articles highlighting 49 people of the United States who have been canonized or are in the process of canonization. Many of these saints were born on American soil, while others came from others countries to toil and labor in this country until their death.

As 2017 comes to a close, take a look at the following list and discover the lives of these holy Americans. You may find out one of the saints was born in your hometown!

[Author’s Note: This list is constantly changing as more causes for canonization are initiated by local dioceses. If we are missing a cause from this list, let us know! We would love to add more inspiring articles in the future.]


St. Frances Xavier Cabrini

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

St. John Neumann

St. Rose Philippine Duchesne

St. Katharine Drexel

St. Théodore Guérin

St. Damien de Veuster

St. Marianne Cope

St. Kateri Tekakwitha

St. Junípero Serra


Bl. Francis Xavier Seelos

Bl. Teresa Demjanovich

Bl. Stanley Rother

Bl. Solanus Casey


Ven. Cornelia Connelly

Ven. Michael J. McGivney

Ven. Henriette DeLille

Ven. Nelson Baker

Ven. Fulton J. Sheen

Ven. Celestina Bottego

Ven. Aloysius Schwartz

Ven. Samuel Charles Mazzuchelli

Ven. Maria Teresa Dudzik

Ven. Pierre Toussaint

Ven. Maria Kaupas

Ven. Félix Varela

Ven. Frederic Baraga

Ven. Mary Angeline Teresa McCrory

Ven. Alphonse Gallegos

Ven. Patrick Peyton

Servant of God

Servant of God Simon Bruté

Servant of God Vincent Robert Capodanno

Servant of God Walter Ciszek

Servant of God Terence Cooke

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 Virginia Merrick

Servant of God Joseph Muzquiz

Servant of God Francis J. Parater

Servant of God Ida Peterfy

Servant of God Bernard J. Quinn

Servant of God Augustine Tolton

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