Saints of the United States

John Hardon asked God to make him a priest at age 6

His life of fidelity and devotion to prayer has remained an inspiration to many.

Solanus Casey: How an acknowledged holy man becomes “Blessed”

Learn about this humble and inspiring American priest and the liturgy that establishes him as a beatus.

Nicholas Black Elk: This Sioux medicine man may be recognized as a saint

After his conversion, the Lakota medicine man told a friend, "I want to be a catechist the rest of my life."

The patron saint of immigrants who was almost sent back to her home country

She very simply informed the bishop, “I have letters from the pope,” and she stayed.

Ida Peterfy survived Nazis and Communists to catechize children in California

Sister Ida was a visionary leader who sought to teach the faith in a clear and understandable way.

From slave to saint: Venerable Pierre Toussaint

The only lay person interred in the crypt of St. Patrick's Cathedral, thanks to Cardinal John O'Connor

Joseph Muzquiz didn’t plan on becoming a priest, until he met a saint

Everything changed when he encountered St. Josemaria Escriva.

Mary Magdalen Bentivoglio: Stubborn enough for saintliness

Piety doesn’t (and shouldn’t) erase our personalities ...

Mary Virginia Merrick: “Nothing is ever too much to do for a child”

Paralyzed at an early age, Merrick devoted herself to charitable work that was recognized by Eleanor Roosevelt.

Nathaniel Hawthorne’s daughter is on the road to sainthood

Servant of God Rose Hawthorne abandoned her literary career to work for the poor.

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