List of Servants of God

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In the Catholic Church, Servant of God is the style used for a person who has been posthumously declared "heroic in virtue" during the investigation and process leading to canonisation as a saint. [1]

The following is an incomplete list of people declared to be a Servant of God. The list is in alphabetical order by Christian name but, if necessary, by surname or the place or attribute part of the name.

Servant of GodDate of deathDate declared Servant of God Ethnicity Country / Region of Residency / Citizenship / Nationality DioceseNotes / References
Ángel Herrera Oria 19681996SpanishSpain
Antoni Gaudí 19262000 Spanish Spain Barcelona
Antony Thachuparambil 19632009 Malayali Kerala, India Thrissur
Augustus Tolton 18972010 African American United States
Aurora Quezon 19491949 Filipino Philippines
Barbora Žagarietė 1648
Bastiampillai Anthonipillai Thomas 19642006 Tamil United States Jaffna
Pope Benedict XIII 17301755Italian Papal States
Black Elk 19502017 Lakota United States Rapid City [2]
Blandina Segale 19412015 Italian American United States
Carlo Braga 19712013ItalianItaly; Philippines
Catherine Doherty 19852000 Russian Canadian Canada
Cecilia Rosa de Jesús Talangpaz 17311999 Filipino Philippines
Chiara Corbella Petrillo 20122018 Italian Italy Rome
Dalisay Lazaga 19712012 Filipino Philippines
Darwin Ramos 19942012 Filipino Metro Manila, Philippines Cubao Street child, Duchenne muscular dystrophy
Demetrius Augustine Gallitzin 18402005 Russian United States Altoona-Johnstown
Dionisia de Santa María Mitas Talangpaz 17321999 Filipino Philippines
Dorothy Day 19802000 English– and Irish American United States
Eduardo Francisco Pironio 19982007
Edward J. Flanagan 19482012 Irish American United States Omaha
Eileen Rosaline O'Connor 19212018 Australian Australia Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney Co-founder of the Society of Our Lady’s Nurses for the Poor
Elena of Montenegro, Queen of Italy 19522001 Montenegrin Montenegro; Italy
Elisabeth Leseur 19141934
Elizabeth Prout 18642008
Emiliano Tardif 19992010 Canadian Canada Santo Domingo
Eusebio Kino 1711Hermosillo
Euzebiusz Huchracki 19422003 Polish Poland Pelplin martyred in Schloss Hartheim [3]
Ferdinando Casagrande 19441998ItalianItaly Bologna martyred in Marzabotto
Francis Xavier Ford 1952 Irish American China
Francisca del Espiritu Santo Fuentes 17112003
Frank Duff 19801996Ireland
Geevarghese Mar Ivanios 19532007 Kerala, India
George Vakayil 19312013 Kerala, India
Giovanni Fornasini 19441998ItalianItaly Bologna martyred in Marzabotto
Xu Guangqi 16331933 (redeclared 2010) Han Chinese China (Ming dynasty) Shanghai
Guido Schaffer 20092014Brazil
Henry II the Pious 12412015 Silesian Duchy of Silesia Legnica
Henryk Szuman 19392003 Polish Poland Pelplin martyred in Bydgoszcz [4]
Ida Mari1981ItalianItaly
Ignatius Spencer 18642007
Isaac Hecker 18882008
Isabella I of Castile 15041974 Castilian Kingdom of Castile
Joaquina María Mercedes Barcelo Pages 19402002
John Berthier 1908
John Hardon 20002002
Pope John Paul I 19782003Italian Papal States
Józef Cyrek 19401994 Polish Poland Pelplin
Julia Navarrete Guerrero 19741985 Mexican
Julius Nyerere 19992005 Tanzania Musoma
Kazimierz Dembowski 19421994 Polish Poland Pelplin
Kazimierz Wojciechowski 19411994 Polish Poland Pelplin
Luigi Giussani 20052012 Italian Italy Milan
Luis Cáncer 15492015 Spanish Spain Saint Petersburg


Luisa Piccarreta 19472006
Mamerto Esquiú 18832005
Marcel Van 19591997 Vietnamese Vietnam
María Beatríz del Rosario Arroyo 19572009Filipino Philippines
Maria Esperanza de Bianchini 20042010
Maria Laura Mainetti 2000ItalianItaly Como martyred in Chiavenna [6]
Marie Gertrude Gros 19052012
Mathew Kavukattu 19691994 Malayali Kerala, India
Mathew Makil 19142009 Malayali/Knanaya India
Matteo Ricci 16101984 (redeclared 2010)Italian Papal States; China (Ming dynasty) Macerata-Tolentino-Recanati-Cingoli-Treia
Nguyễn Văn Thuận 20022007 Vietnamese Vietnam
Nicola D'Onofrio 19642000
Piotr Szarek 19391994 Polish Poland Pelplin
Pope Pius VII 18232007Italian Papal States
Prosper Guéranger 18752005
Rafael Merry del Val 19301953
Raymond FC Mascarenhas 19602008
Reynolds Purackal 19882010 Malayali India Alappuzha
Richard Henkes 19452002GermanGermany
Salvo D'Acquisto 19432001
Stanisław Wiórek 19391994 Polish Poland Pelplin
Teófilo Bastida Camomot 19882010 Filipino Philippines Cebu City
Terence Cooke 19831992Irish AmericanUnited States New York
Theodore Foley 19742008
Thomas Cooray 19882011 Sinhalese Sri Lanka Colombo
Trương Bửu Diệp 19462014 Vietnamese Vietnam Cần Thơ
Ubaldo Marchioni 19441998ItalianItaly Bologna martyred in Marzabotto
Varghese Payyappilly Palakkappilly 19292009 Malayali Kerala, India
Vincent R. Capodanno 19672006Italian AmericanUnited StatesNew York
Walter Ciszek 19841990 Polish American United States Allentown
William Finnemann 19421999 German German Empire

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