Saint Herman of Alaska (born 1756 or 1760 in Serpukhov, Russia – died December 13 or November 15, 1837 on Spruce Island, Alaska) was one of the first Eastern Orthodox missionaries to the New World, and is considered by Orthodox Christians to be the patron saint of the Americas.
Raphael of Brooklyn (November 20, 1860 – February 27, 1915), also known as Father Raphael, was born as Raphael Hawaweeny in Beirut, Lebanon, of Damascene Syrian parents. He was first educated at the Damascus Patriarchal School that had become the leading Greek Orthodox institution of higher learning in the Middle-East under the leadership of Saint Joseph of Damascus.
Cungagnaq (date of birth unknown - d. 1815) is venerated as a martyr and saint (as Peter the Aleut) by the Eastern Orthodox Church. He was allegedly a native of Kodiak Island, and is said to have received the Christian name of Peter when he was baptized into the Orthodox faith by the monks of St. Herman's missionaries operating in the north.
Saint Tikhon of Moscow (January 31 1865 – April 7, 1925), born Vasily Ivanovich Bellavin, was the 11th Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia of the Russian Orthodox Church during the early years of the Soviet Union, 1917 through 1925.
Saint John Nepomucene Neumann, C. Ss.R. was a Redemptorist missionary to the United States who became the fourth Bishop of Philadelphia (1852-60) and the first American bishop (and thus far the only male citizen) to be canonized. While Bishop of Philadelphia, Neumann founded the first Catholic diocesan school system in the United States.
Saint Isaac Jogues (January 10, 1607 – October 18, 1646) was a Jesuit priest, missionary, and martyr who traveled and worked among the native populations in North America. He gave the original European name to Lake George, calling it Lac du Saint Sacrement, Lake of the Blessed Sacrament. In 1646, Jogues was martyred by the Mohawks near the present day Auriesville, New York. Jogues, St.
Saint Innocent of Alaska (August 26, 1797 - March 31, 1879), also known as Saint Innocent of Moscow (Russian Митрополит Инноке́нтий) was a Russian Orthodox priest, bishop, archbishop and Metropolitan of Moscow and all Russia. He is known for his missionary work, scholarship and leadership in Alaska and the Russian Far East during the 1800s. He is known for his great zeal for his work as well as his abilities as a scholar, linguist and administrator.
Saint Mother Théodore Guérin (designated by the Vatican as Saint Theodora) was born October 2, 1798, in the village of Étables-sur-Mer in Brittany, France. She accepted a mission to the United States and founded a congregation of Roman Catholic nuns — the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. Her work in the United States included founding several schools, notably Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College, in Vigo County, near Terre Haute. She died May 14, 1856, aged 57.
Katharine Mary Drexel (November 26, 1858 – March 3, 1955) is a Roman Catholic Saint and daughter of the wealthy Francis Anthony Drexel and Hannah Langstroth of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Katharine dedicated her life and considerable inheritance to the needs of oppressed Native Americans and Blacks in the West and Southwest United States, and was a vocal advocate of racial tolerance.
Saint John (Maximovitch) of Shanghai and San Francisco (1896 - 1966) was a noted Eastern Orthodox ascetic and hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia (ROCOR) who was active in the mid-20th century. He was a pastor and spiritual father of high reputation and a reputed wonderworker to whom was attributed great powers of prophecy, clairvoyance and healing.
René Goupil (May 15, 1608 – September 23, 1642) was a French missionary and one of the first North American martyrs of the Roman Catholic Church. He was baptized in St-Martin-du-Bois near Angers, France in 1608 on the 15th of May. He volunteered to work with the Jesuits in the hospitals of Quebec. In 1642, he travelled to the Huron missions in New York with Father Isaac Jogues. He was captured by the Iroquois as a French Military Spy and tortured.
Saint Rose Philippine Duchesne (August 29, 1769 – November 18, 1852) was a Catholic nun and French saint. She was born in Grenoble, France and died in St. Charles, Missouri. Along with Madeleine Sophie Barat, she founded the Society of the Sacred Heart. She was the founder in America of the first houses of the Society of the Sacred Heart. She was the daughter of Pierre-Francois Duchesne, an eminent lawyer, and her mother was a Perier, ancestor of Casimir-Perier, President of France.
Saint Alexis Toth/Tovt (or Alexis of Wilkes-Barre) (18 March 1853, Kobylnice - 7 May 1909, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania) was a Russian Orthodox church leader in the American Midwest who, having resigned his position as a priest in the Uniate church, became responsible for the conversions of approximately 20,000 Uniates to the Russian Orthodox faith. This in turn contributed to the growth of Orthodoxy in America and the ultimate establishment of the Orthodox Church in America.
Alexander Hotovitzky (or Hotovitsky), hieromartyr of the Bolshevik yoke, Missionary of America, was a Russian who came to the United States in the 1890s as a lay missionary and was ordained to the priesthood while there. He was active as a missionary among the emigrated Uniates in the northeastern United States before being ordered back to Europe 1914. He was to become vicar of the congregation of the Russian Embassy in Berlin.