Female Saints

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Joan of Arc
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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.

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Mother Teresa
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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.

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Mary Magdalene
(Disciple of Jesus)

Mary Magdalene
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Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Magdala, Israel

Mary Magdalene was an important biblical figure. It is said that she witnessed many of Jesus' miracles and life events, including his crucifixion and the subsequent resurrection. Since it is claimed that Magdalene was a prostitute, she has been viewed as the patroness of wayward women in the modern era. Her life has inspired several important works of art.

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Hildegard of Bingen
(German Writer, Composer, Philosopher and Mystic Considered to be One of the Best-Known Composers of Sacred Monophony)

Hildegard of Bingen
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Birthdate: 1098 AD
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.

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Alexandra Feodorovna
(Empress consort of Russia (1894-1917), Saint)

Alexandra Feodorovna
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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.

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Maria Goretti
(Regarded as a Roman Catholic saint and martyr)

Maria Goretti
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Birthdate: October 16, 1890
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Corinaldo, Italy
Died: July 6, 1902

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Cheng Yen
(Buddhist nun, Philanthropist)

Cheng Yen
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Birthdate: May 14, 1937
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Taichung City, Taiwan
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Edith Stein
(Philosopher)

Edith Stein
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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.

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Julian of Norwich
(English mystic)

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

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Faustyna Kowalska
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Birthdate: August 25, 1905
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Głogowiec, Poland
Died: October 5, 1938

Polish Catholic nun Faustyna Kowalska is remembered for her diary, which recorded her multiple visions of Jesus and was later published. She later got an artist to paint the Image of the Divine Mercy, based on her visions. Known as the Apostle of Divine Mercy, she was canonized as a saint in 2000.

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Rose of Lima
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Birthdate: April 20, 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.

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

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Monica of Hippo
(Christian saint and the mother of Augustine of Hippo)

Monica of Hippo
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Birthdate: 0332 AD
Birthplace: Souk Ahras, Algeria
Died: August 27, 0387

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Sister Lúcia
(Religious sister)

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

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Saint Barbara
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Birthdate: 0273 AD
Birthplace: Nicomedia
Died: November 30, 0306

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. 

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Deborah
(Prophetess)

Deborah
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Birthdate: 1107 AD
Birthplace: Israel
Died: 1067 AD

Deborah was an Israeli prophetess and a judge of Israel who made her judgments underneath a date palm tree between Bethel in the Tribe of Ephraim and Ramah in Benjamin. According to the Bible, Deborah was the only female judge in pre-monarchic Israel.

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Elizabeth Ann Seton
(First native-born American to be canonized by the Roman Catholic Church)

Elizabeth Ann Seton
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Birthdate: August 28, 1774
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: January 4, 1821
Born to a physician, Elizabeth Ann Seton, the first American to be canonized by the Catholic Church, helped establish the first charity in New York. Part of the Sisters of Charity of St. Joseph, she pioneered the Catholic schooling system, establishing the first Catholic girls’ school in the U.S. 

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Kateri Tekakwitha
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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.

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

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

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

Thérèse of Lisieux
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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.

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Pema Chodron
(American Tibetan Buddhist)

Pema Chodron
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Birthdate: July 14, 1936
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: New York City, 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. 

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Bridget of Sweden
(Mystic and Saint, Founder of the Bridgettines nuns and monks after the death of her husband of twenty years)

Bridget of Sweden
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Birthdate: 1303 AD
Birthplace: Uppland, Sweden
Died: July 23, 1373

One of the six patron saints of Europe, Bridget of Sweden is also the most celebrated saint of her native land. Married with eight children, she gave up worldly life after her husband’s death, establishing the Order of the Most Holy Savior (later the Bridgettines). With an ever smiling face, she bravely faced all problems, breathing her last in Rome.

Bernadette Soubirous
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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.

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

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

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Dymphna
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Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Ireland

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

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

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Saint Veronica
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Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Caesarea Philippi

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Adela of Normandy
(Daughter of William I the Conqueror)

Adela of Normandy
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Birthdate: 1067 AD
Birthplace: Normandy, France
Died: March 8, 1137

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

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Clotilde
(Princess)

Clotilde
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Birthdate: 0474 AD
Birthplace: Lyon, France
Died: 0545 AD

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

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Zita
(Saint)

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

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Clare of Assisi
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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.

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Saint Cecilia
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Birthdate: 0200 AD
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Died: November 22, 0230

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

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

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

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Cristina Scuccia
(Singer, Nun)

Cristina Scuccia
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Birthdate: August 19, 1988
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Vittoria, Italy

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

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

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Catherine of Siena
(Mystic, Author)

Catherine of Siena
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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.

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

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Isabelle of France
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Birthdate: 1150 AD, 1224
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: February 23, 1270

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Saint Faith
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Birthdate: 0290 AD
Birthplace: Agen, France
Died: 0303 AD

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Solange
(Saint)

Solange
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Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Bourges, France
Died: 0880 AD

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Hedwig of Silesia
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Birthdate: 1174 AD
Birthplace: Andechs, Bavaria, Holy Roman Empire
Died: October 15, 1243