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11 American Saints to Honor on July Fourth

Clockwise from left: A stained-glass window depicting St. Elizabeth Ann Seton is seen in Lawrenceville, New Jersey; a statue portrays St. Kateri Tekakwitha; a banner of St. Junípero Serra hangs inside the church at Mission San Buenaventura in Ventura, California; and the Mother Cabrini Memorial, honoring St. Frances Cabrini, is seen in Battery Park City in New York City.

The U.S. bishops count a total of 11 American saints who dedicated their lives to God and those in need in this country. Here are their stories.