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Saints of the United States

This pioneer woman gave up millions to become a nun

A newspaper headline read, "Miss Drexel Enters a Catholic Convent—Gives Up Seven Million" dollars.

1st feast of Blessed James Miller since beatification: 2nd native-born US martyr

Local townsfolk in Wisconsin see Blessed James' example as a sign that "sainthood is not only our calling but something that is obtainable, with God’s help."

Denver priest shot at Mass could be declared a saint

Fr. Leo Heinrichs was distributing Holy Communion when a man shot him because he was a priest.

Heroic Tennessee priest on the road to canonization

Fr. Patrick Ryan is viewed by many as a "martyr of charity" for his heroism in treating yellow fever victims.

Cuomo says he will help build Mother Cabrini statue, in defiance of NYC mayor

At Columbus Day parade, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announces plan for saint's monument that New York's mayor turned down.

These saints (and possible future saints) once walked the streets of New York City

Eastside, Westside, Uptown and Downtown, holy men and women who have sojourned in the Big Apple have become models for the rest of us.

Peoria Cathedral changing hours to make prayer at Sheen’s tomb possible

Now that the archbishop's remains are in Illinois, the cause for beatification has resumed. Bishop hopes it will happen this year.

10 Things you didn’t know about the founder of the Knights of Columbus

As the charitable foundation turns another year older, we remember Father Michael J. McGivney as a timeless witness to the faith.

Indian priest and native New Yorker progress toward canonization

Father Ukken died in 1956 and Antonietta Giugliano in 1960.

Thea Bowman’s cause for canonization endorsed by U.S. Bishops

The bishops voted in favor of Bowman's cause, who was a granddaughter of a slave and advocate for African-Americans.

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