Female Saints

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 1 Joan of Arc

Joan of Arc
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Famous As: Saint
Birthdate: January 6, 1412
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Domrémy-la-Pucelle, France
Died: May 30, 1431

Considered a great saint and a symbol of French unity, Joan of Arc led the French army to the watershed victory over the English forces in Orleans in 1429. In 1430, she was captured by the Anglo-Burgundians while defending Compiegne. She was burned at the stake at the age of 19 in 1431. Pope Benedict XV canonised her in 1920.

 2 Mother Teresa

Mother Teresa
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Famous As: Saint
Birthdate: August 26, 1910
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Skopje, North Macedonia
Died: September 5, 1997

An Albanian-Indian Roman Catholic nun and a missionary, Mother Teresa was the founder of Missionaries of Charity, a Roman Catholic religious congregation. She was both an admired and controversial figure and was the recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize. While she was admired by many for her charitable work, she also earned criticism for her stance against abortion and contraception.

 3 Bernadette Soubirous

Bernadette Soubirous
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Famous As: Saint
Birthdate: January 7, 1844
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Lourdes, France
Died: April 16, 1879
Bernadette Soubirous grew up amidst poverty, which contributed to her ill health and her stunted frame of just over 4 feet. At 14, she had visions of the Virgin Mary, which led to the formation of the Marian shrine of Lourdes. She was declared a saint by Pope Pius XI.

 4 Thérèse of Lisieux

Thérèse of Lisieux
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Famous As: Saint
Birthdate: January 2, 1873
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Alençon, France
Died: September 30, 1897
French nun Thérèse of Lisieux, known as "The Little Flower of Jesus,” became one of the most well-known Catholic saints ever. She became the youngest Doctor of the Church and the third woman to receive the honor. A devoted Carmelite, she died of tuberculosis at age 24.

 5 Hildegard of Bingen

Hildegard of Bingen
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Famous As: Saint
Birthdate: November 30, 1098
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Bermersheim vor der Höhe, Germany
Died: September 17, 1179

Hildegard of Bingen was a German writer, composer, Christian mystic, visionary, philosopher, polymath, and Benedictine abbess of the High Middle Ages. Apart from being the most-recorded composers of sacred monophony in modern history, Hildegard of Bingen is also widely regarded as the founder of scientific natural history.

 6 Grand Duchess Tatiana Nikolaevna of Russia

Grand Duchess Tatiana Nikolaevna of Russia
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Famous As: Saint
Birthdate: June 10, 1897
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Peterhof, Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: July 17, 1918

 7 Saint Cecilia

Saint Cecilia
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Famous As: Saint
Birthdate: 0200 AD
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Died: November 22, 0230
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 8 Cheng Yen

Cheng Yen
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Famous As: Buddhist nun, Philanthropist
Birthdate: May 14, 1937
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Taichung City, Taiwan

 9 Deborah

Deborah
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Famous As: Prophetess
Birthdate: 1107 AD
Birthplace: Israel
Died: 1067 AD

 10 Rita of Cascia

Rita of Cascia
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Famous As: Nun
Birthdate: 1381 AD
Birthplace: Roccaporena, Italy
Died: May 22, 1457

 11 Clare of Assisi

Clare of Assisi
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Famous As: Saint
Birthdate: July 16, 1194
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Assisi, Italy
Died: August 11, 1253
Clare of Assisi, inspired by St. Francis of Assisi, ran away from home to escape marriage and received her vows instead. She later formed the Poor Clares. She was made the patron saint of television, as she had once seen the Mass on the walls of her room.

 12 Saint Barbara

Saint Barbara
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Famous As: Saint
Birthdate: 0273 AD
Birthplace: Nicomedia
Died: 0308 AD

Saint Barbara was an early Christian Lebanese and Greek saint and martyr. She is also known as the Great Martyr Barbara in the Eastern Orthodox Church. Not much is known about her life and work as there is no mention of her in the authentic early Christian writings. She is considered one of the Fourteen Holy Helpers in Roman Catholicism. 

 13 Julian of Norwich

Julian of Norwich
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Famous As: English mystic
Birthdate: November 8, 1342
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Norwich, England
Died: 1416 AD

 14 Edith Stein

Edith Stein
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Famous As: Philosopher
Birthdate: October 12, 1891
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Wrocław, Poland
Died: August 9, 1942

Edith Stein was a German Jewish philosopher who studied at the University of Freiburg and completed her dissertation on empathy. Always interested in Catholicism, she read the autobiography of the mystic Teresa of Ávila and converted to Christianity, and became a Discalced Carmelite nun. She was killed in the Auschwitz concentration camp and is canonized as a martyr.

 15 Rose of Lima

Rose of Lima
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Famous As: Saint
Birthdate: April 30, 1586
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Lima, Peru
Died: August 24, 1617

Rose of Lima is revered as the patron saint of Peru. Legend has it that she had chopped off her hair and damaged her skin to avoid getting married. A member of the Dominican Order, she was the first from the Americas to be canonized by the Catholic Church.

 16 Samaritan woman at the well

Samaritan woman at the well
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Famous As: Saint
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Samaria, Israel
Died: 0066 AD

 17 Pema Chodron

Pema Chodron
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Famous As: Philosopher
Birthdate: July 14, 1936
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: New York City, New York (state) New York, United States

Pema Chodron is an American Tibetan Buddhist and an ordained nun. Born as Deirdre Blomfield-Brown in New York, she began studying with Tibetan Buddhist Lama Chime Rinpoche as a young woman. She eventually became a fully ordained nun or bhikṣuṇī. She is the author of several dozen books and audiobooks. She is the principal teacher at Gampo Abbey. 

 18 Kateri Tekakwitha

Kateri Tekakwitha
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Famous As: Saint
Birthdate: 1656 AD
Birthplace: Auriesville, New York, United States
Died: April 17, 1680
Kateri Tekakwitha was a Catholic saint known for her virtue of chastity and mortification of the flesh. She was the first North American Indian canonized as a saint in the Roman Catholic Church. Tekakwitha was known as “Lily of the Mohawks” in recognition of her kindness. Pope Benedict XVI recognized Tekakwitha as a saint and she was later canonized.

 19 Sister Lúcia

Sister Lúcia
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Famous As: Religious sister
Birthdate: March 28, 1907
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Aljustrel, Portugal
Died: February 13, 2005

 20 Dymphna

Dymphna
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Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Ireland

 21 Saint Veronica

Saint Veronica
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Famous As: Saint
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Caesarea Philippi

 22 Alexandra Feodorovna

Alexandra Feodorovna
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Famous As: Empress consort of Russia (1894-1917), Saint
Birthdate: June 6, 1872
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Darmstadt, Germany
Died: July 17, 1918

Alexandra Feodorovna, wife of Emperor Nicholas II, was the last Russian tsarina and reigned from 1894 to 1917. She suffered from hemophilia. Alexandra and her entire family were murdered by the Bolshevik revolutionaries. In 2000, the Russian Orthodox Church canonized her as Saint Alexandra the Passion Bearer.

 23 Saint Ursula

Saint Ursula
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Famous As: Saint
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Great Britain, England
Died: November 21, 0383

 24 Elizabeth of Hungary

Elizabeth of Hungary
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Famous As: Saint
Birthdate: July 7, 1207
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Pozsony county, Hungary
Died: November 17, 1231

Elizabeth, the daughter of Hungarian king Andrew II, was married at 14 but lost her husband to a plague in Italy at 20. She then joined the Third Order of St. Francis and opened a hospital for the poor. She is revered as the patron saint of the homeless.

 25 Josephine Bakhita

Josephine Bakhita
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Famous As: Saint
Birthdate: June 10, 1869
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Darfur, Sudan
Died: February 8, 1947

 26 Genevieve

Genevieve
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Famous As: Saint
Birthdate: 0419 AD
Birthplace: Nanterre, France
Died: 0512 AD

Genevieve is the patron saint of Paris in the Eastern Orthodox and Roman Catholic traditions. Not much is known about her life, but it is believed that she became a nun as a teenager after deciding to dedicate her life to Christianity. She had frequent visions of heavenly angels and saints and was particularly devoted to Saint Denis. 

 27 Frances Xavier Cabrini

Frances Xavier Cabrini
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Famous As: Nun
Birthdate: July 15, 1850
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Sant'Angelo Lodigiano, Italy
Died: December 22, 1917

Frances Xavier Cabrini was an Italian-American nun who founded a Catholic religious institute called the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. The institute played a major role in supporting Italian immigrants to the US. In 1946, Frances Xavier Cabrini became the first American citizen to be canonized by the Roman Catholic Church.

 28 Catherine of Siena

Catherine of Siena
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Famous As: Mystic, Author
Birthdate: March 25, 1347
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Siena, Italy
Died: April 29, 1380

Catherine of Siena was a mystic, author, and activist. Thanks to her influence over Pope Gregory XI, Catherine is widely regarded as a prominent figure of medieval Catholicism. She also had a strong influence on the Catholic Church and Italian literature. Canonized in 1461, Catherine of Siena was declared the patron saint of Italy in 1939.

 29 Amy Carmichael

Amy Carmichael
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: December 16, 1867
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Millisle, County Down, Ireland
Died: January 18, 1951

 30 St. Katharine Drexel

St. Katharine Drexel
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Famous As: Philanthropist
Birthdate: November 26, 1858
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: March 3, 1955

Roman Catholic saint Katharine Drexel, the founder of Xavier University, was born to Philadelphia banker Francis Anthony Drexel and picked up he philanthropic habits from her father. In spite of inheriting a massive fortune, she devoted her life to building schools and churches for the racially underprivileged.

 31 Sarada Devi

Sarada Devi
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Famous As: Saint
Birthdate: December 22, 1853
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Joyrambati, Bengal, British India
Died: July 20, 1920

 32 Margaret Mary Alacoque

Margaret Mary Alacoque
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Famous As: Nun
Birthdate: July 22, 1647
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Verosvres, France
Died: October 17, 1690

 33 Princess Ileana of Romania

Princess Ileana of Romania
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Famous As: Nun
Birthdate: January 5, 1909
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Bucharest, Romania
Died: January 21, 1991

 34 Margaret the Virgin

Margaret the Virgin
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Famous As: Saint
Birthdate: 0289 AD
Birthplace: Antioch of Pisidia, Turkey
Died: 0304 AD

 35 Adela of Normandy

Adela of Normandy
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Famous As: Daughter of William I the Conqueror
Birthdate: 1067 AD
Birthplace: Normandy, France
Died: March 8, 1137

 36 Joan of France, Duchess of Berry

Joan of France, Duchess of Berry
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Famous As: Queen
Birthdate: April 23, 1464
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Nogent-le-Roi, France
Died: February 4, 1505

 37 Scholastica

Scholastica
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Famous As: Saint
Birthdate: March 2, 0480
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Nursia, Umbria, Italy
Died: February 10, 0543

 38 Clotilde

Clotilde
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Famous As: Princess
Birthdate: 0474 AD
Birthplace: Lyon, France
Died: 0545 AD

 39 Cristina Scuccia

Cristina Scuccia
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Famous As: Singer, Nun
Birthdate: August 19, 1988
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Vittoria, Italy

 40 Saint Rosalia

Saint Rosalia
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Famous As: Saint
Birthdate: 1130 AD
Birthplace: Palermo, Kingdom of Sicily
Died: 1166 AD

 41 Catherine of Bologna

Catherine of Bologna
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Famous As: Saint
Birthdate: September 8, 1413
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bologna, Italy
Died: March 9, 1463

 42 Zita

Zita
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Famous As: Saint
Birthdate: 1212 AD
Birthplace: Tuscany, Italy
Died: April 27, 1272

 43 Adelaide of Italy

Adelaide of Italy
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Famous As: Empress
Birthdate: 0931 AD
Birthplace: Orbe, Switzerland
Died: February 6, 0999

 44 Angela Merici

Angela Merici
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Famous As: Educator
Birthdate: March 21, 1474
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Desenzano del Garda, Italy
Died: January 27, 1540

 45 Christina the Astonishing

Christina the Astonishing
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Famous As: Saint
Birthdate: 1150 AD
Birthplace: Brustem, County of Loon
Died: July 24, 1224

 46 Jane Frances de Chantal

Jane Frances de Chantal
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Famous As: Saint
Birthdate: January 28, 1572
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Dijon, Burgundy, France
Died: December 13, 1641

 47 Frances of Rome

Frances of Rome
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Famous As: Saint
Birthdate: 1384 AD
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Died: March 9, 1440

 48 Benedetta Carlini

Benedetta Carlini
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Famous As: Nun
Birthdate: 1591 AD
Birthplace: Pescia, Italy
Died: 1661 AD

 49 Madeleine Sophie Barat

Madeleine Sophie Barat
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Famous As: Saint
Birthdate: December 12, 1779
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Joigny, France
Died: May 25, 1865

 50 Solange

Solange
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Famous As: Saint
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Bourges, France
Died: 0880 AD