Dec 17, 2010

Holiness in the USA. American saints, blesseds, venerables, servants of God & those whose causes have been introduced. (Scroll to the bottom for a surprise entry.)

List of American saints
St. Isaac Jogues (1930), missionaries to the Hurons.
St. René Goupil (1930), missionaries to the Hurons.
St. Jean de Lalande (1930), missionaries to the Hurons.
St. Frances Xavier Cabrini (1946), worked among immigrants in New York City.
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton (1975), founder of the Sisters of Charity of St. Joseph.
St. John Neumann (1977), missionary and bishop of Philadelphia.
St. Rose Philippine Duchesne (1988), missionary to Native Americans.
St. Katharine Drexel (2000), benefactor and school builder.
St. Mother Théodore Guérin (2006), founder of the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods.
St. Damien de Veuster of Molokai (2009), leper priest of Molokai.

List of American blesseds
Blessed Marianne Cope, worked among the lepers of Hawaii.
Blessed Carlos Manuel Rodriguez, lay minister in Puerto Rico.
Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos, missionary preacher.
Blessed Junípero Serra, founder of the Spanish missions in California.
Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha, Lily of the Mohawks.

List of American venerables
Venerable Solanus Casey, Detroit mystic.
Venerable Cornelia Connelly, founder of the Society of the Holy Child Jesus.
Venerable Samuel Charles Mazzuchelli, missionary to Iowa and Wisconsin.
Venerable Michael McGivney, founder of the Knights of Columbus.
Venerable Pierre Toussaint, Catholic convert and benefactor in New York.
Venerable Félix Varela, activist for human rights in Cuba.

List of American Servants of God
Servant of God Mary Magdalen Bentivoglio
Servant of God Nelson Baker
Servant of God Frederic Baraga
Servant of God Simon Bruté
Servant of God Vincent Robert Capodanno
Servant of God Walter Ciszek
Servant of God Gwen Coniker
Servant of God Terence Cooke
Servant of God Dorothy Day
Servant of God Henriette DeLille, founder of the Sisters of the Holy Family.
Servant of God Theodore Foley
Servant of God Demetrius Augustine Gallitzin
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 Francis J. Parater
Servant of God Patrick Peyton
Servant of God Fulton J. Sheen
Servant of God Felix Varela

Other Americans have been proposed for beatification, and may have active groups supporting their causes. These include:
John Hardon
Mychal F. Judge
Jacques Marquette
John F. Noll
Joseph T. O'Callahan
Bernard Quinn
Stanley Rother
Augustine Tolton
Rhoda Wise
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _   Your name?  God's will won't put you where God's grace can't sustain you.   Decide now to be a saint.  That's the best way to live life.

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