Other Potential American Saints

A list of potential American saints, names and short bios of the United States religious figures.

Other Americans Who Are Being Considered or Whose Causes May Soon Be Introduced

ARCHBISHOP JOHN CARROLL (1735-1815). First U.S. bishop, and staunch defender of Colonial independence.

FATHER ISAAC THOMAS HECKER (1819-1888). Writer, publisher, and founder of the Paulists.

MOTHER MARIA MADDELENA BENTIVOGLIO (1824-1905). Foundress of the U.S. Branch of the Poor Clares.

MOTHER ALPHONSA LATHROP (1851-1926). Founder of the Servants of Relief for Incurable Cancer.

FATHER THOMAS AUGUSTINE JUDGE (1868-1933). Founder of the Trinitarians.

FATHER EDWARD FLANAGAN (1886-1948). Founder of Boys' Town, Nebr., and a great believer in the saying that "there's no such thing as a bad boy."

SISTER MIRIAM THERESA DEMJANOVICH (1901-1927). Member of the Sisters of Charity of St. Elizabeth. The diocesan investigation has been completed, and the information has been forwarded to Rome.

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