Are there any Female Saints from the Americas?

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It dawned on me today that I do not know of any "recognized" female saints that hail from the Americas. Are there any?

I did some googling, and found some information about a "Olga Michael", but I cannot tell whether she is glorified by any jurisdictions.
 

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I believe that the founder of EWTN, Mother Angelica, would be the closest bet.

Could Alabama nun Mother Angelica be canonized a saint?

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I can’t think of any canonized Orthodox women saints in America, though I am sure there are non-canonized saints. Interesting thought...I’m curious if others know of any.
 
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no women yet. although three come to mind for me, Mat Olga of Alaska, Mother Alexandra of Elwood City, and Mary of Blairsville. God willing soon!

and Orthodox don't recognize Roman saints, aside from possible personal devotion.
 

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no women yet. although three come to mind for me, Mat Olga of Alaska, Mother Alexandra of Elwood City, and Mary of Blairsville. God willing soon!

and Orthodox don't recognize Roman saints, aside from possible personal devotion.

It's good to know that there are some in the running. :) I am sure that each is already a saint, but as you say, God willing it would be nice if they were made official.
 
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Kateri Tekakwitha - Wikipedia

Saint Kateri Tekakwitha
(pronounced [ˈɡaderi deɡaˈɡwita] in Mohawk), given the name Tekakwitha, baptized as Catherine[3][4] and informally known as Lily of the Mohawks (1656 – April 17, 1680), is a Roman Catholic saint who was an AlgonquinMohawk laywoman. Born in the Mohawk village of Ossernenon, on the south side of the Mohawk River, she contracted smallpox in an epidemic; her family died and her face was scarred. She converted to Roman Catholicism at age nineteen, when she was renamed Kateri, baptized in honor of Saint Catherine of Siena. Refusing to marry, she left her village and moved for the remaining 5 years of her life to the Jesuit mission village of Kahnawake, south of Montreal in New France, now Canada.
 
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It's good to know that there are some in the running. :) I am sure that each is already a saint, but as you say, God willing it would be nice if they were made official.

and a lot of the abbesses at the Greek monasteries are incredibly holy too
 
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I wonder just how much differently Christianity would have turned out had there been Church Mothers as well as Church Fathers?

we call our female saints the Church Mothers, so there are Church Fathers as well as Church Mothers.
 
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and Orthodox don't recognize Roman saints, aside from possible personal devotion.
Of course, yes. I'd forgotten how deep the Orthodox/Catholic divide is.

Are there any non-Orthodox Christians (post-1054) recognized as saints in the Orthodox calendar?
 
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Of course, yes. I'd forgotten how deep the Orthodox/Catholic divide is.

Are there any non-Orthodox Christians (post-1054) recognized as saints in the Orthodox calendar?

No, as close as you get to that is a monastery called New Skete that venerates Francis and Claire, but they were Byzantine Catholics at one time.
 
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Of course, yes. I'd forgotten how deep the Orthodox/Catholic divide is.

Are there any non-Orthodox Christians (post-1054) recognized as saints in the Orthodox calendar?

no, we don't recognize that which is outside the Church. we leave that to God's judgment.
 
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Of course, yes. I'd forgotten how deep the Orthodox/Catholic divide is.

Are there any non-Orthodox Christians (post-1054) recognized as saints in the Orthodox calendar?

no, we don't recognize that which is outside the Church. we leave that to God's judgment.

I agree with Matt, from my limited knowledge there are none.

Interestingly though, the Russian Orthodox Church does venerate a post-Chalcedonian schism saint in Saint Elesbaan of Axum.
 
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There's a bit of an institutional bias here. First, sainthood is (or should be) a slow process. Lately it seems to be accelerating, but that's none of my business. St Seraphim of Sarov took over 70 years and that was seen as fast and his canonization was kind of irregular (https://www.researchgate.net/public...Prophecy_and_Politics_in_Late_Imperial_Russia). Second, there is a tendency to only notice people with official roles in the Church, particularly, monastics and - most especially - monastic priests.
 
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