Women Spiritual & Religious Leaders

Throughout history, there have been many women spiritual & religious leaders who have made significant contribution to the field. The list includes many familiar and great female spiritual & religious leaders such as Mother Teresa, Bernadette Soubirous, Mata Amritanandamayi, Mary MacKillop, Saint Teresa of Avila.The women spiritual & religious leaders featured in this list are from United States, United Kingdom, Canada & Australia and many more countries.

 1 Mother Teresa

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Famous As: Founder of Missionaries of Charity
Birthdate: August 26, 1910
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Albanian, Indian
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.

 2 Elizabeth I

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Birthdate: September 7, 1533
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: British
Died: March 24, 1603

 3 Mary, Mother of Jesus

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Famous As: Mother of Jesus
Birthdate: September 8, 0018
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Israeli

 4 Mary II

Mary II
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Famous As: Monarch
Birthdate: April 30, 1662
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: British
Died: December 28, 1694

 5 Thérèse of Lisieux

Therese of Lisieux
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Famous As: Nun
Birthdate: January 2, 1873
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: French
Died: September 30, 1897

 6 Arlyn Phoenix

Arlyn Phoenix
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Birthdate: December 31, 1944
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American

 7 Saint Teresa of Avila

Saint Teresa of Avila
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Famous As: Saint
Birthdate: March 28, 1515
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Spanish
Died: October 4, 1582
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 8 Hildegard of Bingen

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Famous As: Philosopher
Birthdate: September 16, 1098
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: German
Died: September 17, 1179

 9 Mira Bai

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Famous As: Hindu mystic
Birthdate: 1502 AD
Nationality: Indian
Died: 1556 AD

 10 Saint Lucy

Saint Lucy
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Famous As: Saint
Birthdate: 0283 AD
Nationality: Italian
Died: 0304 AD

 11 Esther

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Famous As: Queen of the Persian king Ahasuerus
Birthdate: 0000 BC
Nationality: Iranian

 12 Rebecca

Rebecca
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Birthdate: 0000 BC
Nationality:

 13 Catherine of Alexandria

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Famous As: Saint
Birthdate: 0287 AD
Nationality: Egyptian
Died: 0305 AD

 14 Bernadette Soubirous

Bernadette Soubirous
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Famous As: Saint
Birthdate: January 7, 1844
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: French
Died: April 16, 1879

 15 Saint Cecilia

Saint Cecilia
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Famous As: Saint
Birthdate: 0200 AD
Nationality: Italian
Died: November 22, 0230

 16 Saint Anne

Saint Anne
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Famous As: Mother of Virgin Mary
Birthdate: 0050 BC
Nationality: Palestinian
Died: 0012 AD

 17 Lucia dos Santos

Lucia dos Santos
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Famous As: Nun
Birthdate: March 22, 1907
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Portuguese
Died: February 13, 2005

 18 Leigh Taylor-Young

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: January 25, 1945
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American

 19 Hagar

Hagar
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Famous As: Consort
Birthdate: 0000 BC
Nationality: Egyptian

 20 Mary in Islam

Mary in Islam
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Famous As: Religious leader
Birthdate: 0018 AD
Nationality: Israeli
Died: 0033 AD

 21 Frances Xavier Cabrini

Frances Xavier Cabrini
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Famous As: Nun
Birthdate: July 15, 1850
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Italian, American
Died: December 22, 1917

 22 Miriam

Miriam
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Famous As: Moses' sister
Birthdate: 0000 BC
Nationality: Ancient Roman

 23 Bernice King

Bernice King
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: March 28, 1963
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American

 24 Elizabeth of Hungary

Elizabeth of Hungary
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Famous As: Saint
Birthdate: July 7, 1207
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: German, Hungarian
Died: November 17, 1231

 25 Leah

Leah
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Famous As: Daughter of Laban
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Nationality:

 26 Faustyna Kowalska

Faustyna Kowalska
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Famous As: Saint
Birthdate: August 25, 1905
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Polish
Died: October 5, 1938

 27 Clare of Assisi

Clare of Assisi
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Famous As: Saint
Birthdate: July 16, 1194
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Italian
Died: August 11, 1253

 28 Monica of Hippo

Monica of Hippo
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Famous As: Saint
Birthdate: 0331 AD
Nationality: Algerian
Died: 0387 AD

 29 Mata Amritanandamayi

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Famous As: Spiritual Leader
Birthdate: September 27, 1953
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Indian

 30 Mary Baker Eddy

Mary Baker Eddy
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Famous As: Religious Leader
Birthdate: July 16, 1821
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American
Died: December 3, 1910

 31 Sister Nivedita

Sister Nivedita
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Famous As: Teacher
Birthdate: October 28, 1867
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Irish
Died: October 13, 1911

 32 Agatha of Sicily

Agatha of Sicily
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Famous As: Saint
Birthdate: 0231 AD
Nationality: Italian
Died: 0251 AD

 33 Saint Agnes

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Famous As: saint
Birthdate: 0291 AD
Nationality: Italian
Died: 0304 AD

 34 Elizabeth Ann Seton

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Famous As: Teacher, Abbé, Memoirist, Nun
Birthdate: August 28, 1774
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American
Died: January 4, 1821

 35 Mary MacKillop

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Famous As: Nun
Birthdate: January 15, 1842
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Australian
Died: August 8, 1909

 36 Mirra Alfassa

Mirra Alfassa
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Famous As: Spiritual Guru
Birthdate: February 21, 1878
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: French
Died: November 17, 1973

 37 Mother Angelica

Mother Angelica
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Famous As: Nun
Birthdate: April 20, 1923
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American
Died: March 27, 2016

 38 J. Z. Knight

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Famous As: Psychic, Writer
Birthdate: March 16, 1946
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American

 39 Saleh

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Famous As: Prophet
Birthdate: 0000 BC
Nationality: Yemeni

 40 Bridget of Sweden

Bridget of Sweden
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Famous As: writer, philosopher
Birthdate: 1303 AD
Nationality: Swedish
Died: July 23, 1373

 41 Genevieve

Genevieve
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Famous As: Saint
Birthdate: 0419 AD
Nationality: French
Died: 0512 AD

 42 Mary Slessor

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Famous As: Missionary
Birthdate: December 2, 1848
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: British
Died: January 13, 1915

 43 St. Katharine Drexel

St. Katharine Drexel
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Famous As: Philanthropist
Birthdate: November 26, 1858
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American
Died: March 3, 1955

 44 Margaret the Virgin

Margaret the Virgin
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Famous As: Saint
Birthdate: 0289 AD
Nationality: Turkish
Died: 0304 AD

 45 Hannah Emerson Duston

Hannah Emerson Duston
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Famous As: Protestant
Birthdate: December 23, 1657
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American
Died: March 6, 1736

 46 Angela Warnick Buchdahl

Angela Warnick Buchdahl
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Famous As: Rabbi
Birthdate: July 8, 1972
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American, South Korean

 47 Ann Lee

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Famous As: Religious leader
Birthdate: February 29, 1736
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: British
Died: September 8, 1784

 48 Nehanda Charwe Nyakasikana

Nehanda Charwe Nyakasikana
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Famous As: Spiritual Leader
Birthdate: 1840 AD
Nationality: Zimbabwean
Died: 1898 AD

 49 Rose Philippine Duchesne

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Famous As: Sister
Birthdate: August 29, 1769
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: French
Died: November 18, 1852

 50 Lalleshwari

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Famous As: Hindu Saint
Birthdate: 1320 AD
Nationality: Indian
Died: 1392 AD