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This is a list of Mexican saints, blesseds, venerables, and Servants of God, as recognized by the Roman Catholic Church. These people were born, died, or lived their religious life in the present territory of Mexico. Because of missionaries who spent greater or lesser amounts of time in Mexico en route to other mission lands, exact numbers of Mexican saints vary.

The Catholic Church has been present in what is now Mexico since the earliest years of the sixteenth century. As early as 1517, the expedition of Francisco Hernández de Córdoba brought Catholicism to the Yucatan, where the first diocese in continental North America would be erected in 1518. Mexico's first saint was canonized in 1862. Today, Mexico accounts for more saints and Blesseds than any other country in the Western Hemisphere.

List of Mexican saints[edit]

The following is the list of Mexican saints, including the year in which they were canonized.

  • St. Felipe las Casas Martínez (Felipe of Jesus) (1571-1597), Professed Priest of the Franciscan Friars Minor (Alcantarines); Martyr (Mexico City, Mexico - Nagasaki, Japan)
  • The Martyrs of the Religious Persecution during Mexican Revolution (d. 1916-1937)
    • St. David Galván Bermúdez (1881-1915), Priest of the Archdiocese of Guadalajara (Jalisco, Mexico)
    • St. Luis Batis Sáinz (1870-1926), Priest of the Diocese of Durango (Zacatecas, Mexico)
    • St. Manuel Moralez (1898-1926) Married Layperson of the Diocese of Durango (Zacatecas, Mexico)
    • St. Salvador Lara Puente (1905-1926), Young Layperson of the Diocese of Durango (Durango, Mexico - Zacatecas, Mexico)
    • St. David Roldán Lara (1902-1926), Young Layperson of the Diocese of Durango (Zacatecas, Mexico)
    • St. Cristóbal Magallanes Jara (1869-1927), Priest of the Archdiocese of Guadalajara (Jalisco, Mexico)
    • St. Román Adame Rosales (1859-1927), Priest of the Archdiocese of Guadalajara (Jalisco, Mexico)
    • St. Rodrigo Aguilar Alemán (1875-1927), Priest of the Archdiocese of Guadalajara (Jalisco, Mexico)
    • St. Julio Álvarez Mendoza (1866-1927), Priest of the Archdiocese of Guadalajara (Jalisco, Mexico)
    • St. Agustín Caloca Cortés (1898-1927), Priest of the Archdiocese of Guadalajara (Zacatecas, Mexico - Jalisco, Mexico)
    • St. Mateo Correa Magallanes (1866-1927), Priest of the Diocese of Durango (Zacatecas, Mexico - Durango, Mexico)
    • St. José María Robles Hurtado (1888-1927), Priest of the Archdiocese of Guadalajara; Founder of the Hermanas del Corazon of Jesús Sacramentado (Jalisco, Mexico)
    • St. Jenaro Sánchez Delgadillo (1886-1927), Priest of the Archdiocese of Guadalajara (Jalisco, Mexico)
    • St. Miguel de la Mora y de la Mora (1878-1927), Priest of the Diocese of Colima (Jalisco, Mexico - Colima, Mexico)
    • St. Pedro Esqueda Ramírez (1887-1927), Priest of the Archdiocese of Guadalajara (Jalisco, Mexico)
    • St. David Uribe Velasco (1889-1927), Priest of the Diocese of Chilpancingo (Guerrero, Mexico - Morelia, Mexico)
    • St. Sabas Reyes Salazar (1883-1927), Priest of the Archdiocese of Guadalajara (Jalisco, Mexico)
    • St. Margarito Flores García (1899-1927), Priest of the Diocese of Chilpancingo (Guerrero, Mexico)
    • St. José Isabel Flores Varela (1866-1927), Priest of the Archdiocese of Guadalajara (Zacatecas, Mexico - Jalisco, Mexico)
    • St. Atilano Cruz Alvarado (1901-1928), Priest of the Archdiocese of Guadalajara (Jalisco, Mexico)
    • Jesús Méndez Montoya (1980-1928), Priest of the Diocese of Morelia (Michoacán, Mexico - Guanajuato, Mexico)
    • St. Justino Orona Madrigal (1877-1928), Priest of the Archdiocese of Guadalajara; Founder of the Hermanas Clarisas del Sagrado Corazon (Jalisco, Mexico)
    • St. Toribio Romo González (1900-1928), Priest of the Archdiocese of Guadalajara (Jalisco, Mexico)
    • St. Tranquilino Ubiarco Robles (1899-1928), Priest of the Archdiocese of Guadalajara (Jalisco, Mexico)
    • St. Pedro de Jesús Maldonado Lucero (1892-1937), Priest of the Archdiocese of Chihuáhua (Chihuáhua, Mexico)
  • St. José Maria de Yermo Parres (1851-1904), Priest of the Diocese of León; Founder of the Servants of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and of the Poor (Estado de México, Mexico - Puebla, Mexico)
  • St. María Natividad Venegas de la Torre (María of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament) (1868-1959), Founder of the Daughters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus of Guadalajara (Jalisco, Mexico)
  • St. Juan Diego Cuauhtlatoatzin (1474-1548), Married Layperson of the Archdiocese of Mexico City (Mexico City, Mexico)
  • St. Rafael Guízar Valencia (1878-1938), Bishop of Veracruz (Michoacán de Ocampo, Mexico - Mexico City, Mexico)
  • St. Anastasia Guadalupe García Zavala (María Guadalupe) (1878-1963), Cofounder of the Handmaids of Saint Margaret Mary and of the Poor (Jalisco, Mexico)
  • St. José Sánchez del Río (1913-1928), Child of the Diocese of Zamora; Martyr (Michoacán de Ocampo, Mexico)
  • Sts. Cristobal, Antonio and Juan (d. 1527-29), Children of the Diocese of Tlaxcala; Martyrs (Tlaxcala, Mexico)

List of Mexican blesseds[edit]

List of Mexican venerables[edit]

  • Venerable Antonio Margil Ros (Antonio of Jesus) (1657-1726), Professed Priest of the Franciscan Friars Minor (Valencia, Spain - Mexico City, Mexico)
    • Declared Venerable: 31 July 1836
  • Venerable Leonardo Castellanos y Castellanos (1862-1912), Bishop of Tabasco (Michoacán de Ocampo, Mexico - Tabasco, Mexico)
    • Declared Venerable: 21 December 1989
  • Venerable Ramón Ibarra González (1853-1917), Archbishop of Puebla de los Ángeles (Guerrero, Mexico - Mexico City, Mexico)
    • Declared Venerable: 09 April 1990
  • Venerable Dolores Medina Zepeda (María Dolores of the Wound on the Side of Christ) (1860-1925), Founder of the Daughters of the Passion of Jesus Christ and the Sorrows of Mary (Mexico City, Mexico - Mexíco Distrito Federál, Mexico)
    • Declared Venerable: 03 July 1998
  • Venerable Pablo de Anda Padilla (1830-1904), Priest of the Diocese of León; Founder of the Minim Daughters of Mary Immaculate (Jalisco, Mexico - Guanajuato, Mexico)
    • Declared Venerable: 28 June 1999
  • Venerable María Concepcíon Cabrera Arias de Armida (1862-1937), Married Layperson of the Archdiocese of Mexico; Founder of the Apostolate of the Cross and the Religious of the Cross of the Sacred Heart of Jesus; Cofounder of the Missionaries of the Holy Spirit (San Luis Potosí, Mexico - Mexico City, Mexico)
    • Declared Venerable: 20 December 1999
  • Venerable María Luisa de la Peña Navarro de Rojas (María Luisa Josefa [Luisita] of the Most Blessed Sacrament) (1866-1937), Widow; Founder of the Carmelite Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Guadalajara and the Carmelite Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Los Angeles (Jalisco, Mexico)
    • Declared Venerable: 01 July 2000
  • Venerable Benôit-Félix Rougier Olanier (1859-1938), Priest and Founder of the Missionaries of the Holy Spirit; Founder of the Guadalupan Missionary Sisters of the Holy Spirit and the Oblate Sisters of Jesus the Priest; Cofounder of the Daughters of the Holy Spirit (Puy-de-Dôme, France - Mexico City, Mexico)
    • Declared Venerable: 01 July 2000
  • Venerable Librada Orozco Santa Cruz (María Librada of the Sacred Heart of Jesus) (1834-1926), Founder of the Franciscan Sisters of Our Lady of Refuge (Jalisco, Mexico)
    • Declared Venerable: 18 December 2000
  • Venerable Julia Navarrete Guerrero (Julia of the Thorns of the Sacred Heart) (1881-1974), Founder of the Missionary Daughters of the Most Pure Virgin Mary (Oaxaca, Mexico - Estado de Mexíco, Mexico)
    • Declared Venerable: 22 June 2004
  • Venerable Moisés Lira Serafin (1893-1950), Professed Priest of the Missionaries of the Holy Spirit; Founder of the Missionaries of Charity of Mary Immaculate (Puebla, Mexico - Mexico City, Mexico)
    • Declared Venerable: 27 March 2013
  • Venerable Jean Prosper Fromental (Bernardo Felipe) (1895-1978), Professed Religious of the Brothers of the Christian Schools (De La Salle Brothers); Founder of the Guadalupan Sisters of De La Salle (Lozère, France - Mexico City, Mexico)
    • Declared Venerable: 05 July 2013
  • Venerable Jesús María Echavarría Aguirre (1858-1954), Bishop of Saltillo; Founder of the Institute of Sisters Catechists of Guadalupe (Guadalupan Catechist Sisters) (Sinaloa, Mexico - Coahuila, Mexico)
    • Declared Venerable: 07 February 2014
  • Venerable Agustín Ramírez Barba (1881-1967), Priest of the Diocese of San Juan de los Lagos; Founder of the Servants of the Lord of Mercy (Jalisco, Mexico)
    • Declared Venerable: 16 July 2015
  • Venerable María de Jesús Guízar Barragán (María of the Merfciful Love of Jesus) (1899-1973), Founder of the Guadalupan Handmaids of Christ the Priest (Michoacán, Mexico - Estado de Mexíco, Mexico)
    • Declared Venerable: 14 June 2016
  • Venerable José Bardomiano de Jesús Guzmán Figueroa (Pablo María) (1897-1967), Professed Priest of the Missionaries of the Holy Spirit; Founder of the Eucharistic Missionaries of the Most Holy Trinity (Guanajuato, Mexico - Mexico City, Mexico)
    • Declared Venerable: 14 June 2016
  • Venerable María Patricia Magdalena Pátlan Sánchez (Humilde of the Child Jesus) (1895-1970), Professed Religious of the Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate Conception (Guanajuato, Mexico - Veracruz, Mexico)
    • Declared Venerable: 16 June 2017

List of Mexican Servants of God[edit]

  • Servant of God Vasco de Quiroga (1470-1565), Bishop of Michoacán (Ávila, Spain - Michoacán, Mexico)
  • Servant of God Bartolomé de las Casas (1484-1566), Professed Priest of the Dominicans; Bishop of Chiapas (Seville, Spain - Chiapas, Mexico - Madrid, Spain)
  • Servant of God Juan Bautista de Moya Valenzuela (1504-1567), Professed Priest of the Augustinians (Jaén, Spain - Michoacán, Mexico)
  • Servant of God Martyrs of Tepehuanes (Durango, Mexico)
    • Fernando de Tobar (1581-1616), Professed Priest of the Jesuits; Martyr (Sinaloa, Mexico)
    • Bernardo de Cisneros (1582-1616), Professed Priest of the Jesuits; Martyr (Palencia, Spain)
    • Diego de Orozco (1588-1616), Professed Priest of the Jesuits; Martyr (Cáceres, Spain)
    • Juan del Valle (1575-1616), Professed Priest of the Jesuits; Martyr (Vizcaya, Spain)
    • Luis de Alavés (1589-1616), Professed Priest of the Jesuits; Martyr (Oaxaca, Mexico)
    • Juan Fonte (1574-1616), Professed Priest of the Jesuits; Martyr (Barcelona, Spain)
    • Jeronimo de Moranta (1574-1616), Professed Priest of the Jesuits; Martyr (Islas Baleares, Spain)
    • Fernando de Santarén (1567-1616), Professed Priest of the Jesuits; Martyr (Cuenca, Spain)
  • Servant of God Eusebio Francisco Kino (1645-1711), Professed Priest of the Jesuits (Trent, Italy - Sonora, Mexico)
  • Servant of God Luis Felipe Neri de Alfaro Velásquez (1709-1776), Priest of the Oratorians (Mexico City, Mexico - Guanajuato, Mexico)
  • Servant of God Antonio Alcalde Barriga (1701-1792), Professed Priest of the Dominicans; Bishop of Guadalajara (Valladolid, Spain - Jalisco, Mexico)
  • Servant of God Cesárea Ruiz de Esparza Dávalos (1829-1884), Founder of the Sisters of Saint Joseph of Mexico (Josephite Sisters) (Aguascalientes, Mexico - Mexico City, Mexico)
  • Servant of God José Antonio Plancarte Labastida (1840-1898), Priest of the Archdiocese of Mexico; Founder of the Daughters of Mary Immaculate of Guadalupe (Mexico City, Mexico)
  • Servant of God José Anastasio Díaz López (1858-1905), Priest of the Diocese of Zacatecas; Founder of the Daughters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and Our Lady of Guadalupe (Aguascalientes, Mexico - Zacatecas, Mexico)
  • Servant of God María Eugenia González Lafón (María Eugenia of the Holy Trinity) (1876-1962), Founder of the Catechist Sisters of Mary Most Holy, Order of Saint Benedict (Chihuahua, Mexico - Querétaro, Mexico)
  • Servant of God Alfonso Pérez Larios (1886-1965), Professed Religious of the Missionaries of the Holy Spirit (Jalisco, Mexico - Mexico City, Mexico)
  • Servant of God María Dolores Echevarría Esparza (1893-1966), Cofounder of the Missionaries of Jesus the Priest (Jalisco, Mexico - Mexico City, Mexico)
  • Servant of God Gloria Esperanza Elizondo García (Gloría Maria of Jesus) (1908-1966), Professed Religious of the Catechist Sisters of the Poor (Durango, Mexico - Nueva León, Mexico)
  • Servant of God María Regina Sánchez Muñoz (1895-1967), Founder of the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and Our Lady of Guadalupe (Guadalajara, Mexico - Chihuahua, Mexico)
  • Servant of God José Soledad de Jesús Torres Castañeda (1918-1967), Bishop of Ciudad Obregón; Martyr (Zacatecas, Mexico - Durango, Mexico)
  • Servant of God Roberto Cuellar García (1896-1970), Professed Priest of the Jesuits (Durango, Mexico - Jalisco, Mexico)
  • Servant of God Antonio Hernández Gallegos (1912-1973), Bishop of Tabasco (Zacatecas, Mexico - San Luis Potosí, Mexico)
  • Servant of God Martha Christlieb Ibarrola (1914-1975), Cofounder of the Sisters of the True Cross, Daughters of the Church (Mexico City, Mexico - Veracruz, Mexico)
  • Servant of God Juan Pablo Góngora Alvarado (1894-1986), Priest of the Archdiocese of Yucatán; Founder of the Missionary Daughters of the Holy Mother of Light (Yucatán, Mexico)
  • Servant of God María Concepcíon Álvarez Icaza (María Angélica) (1887-1977), Professed Religious of the Visitation Nuns (Mexico City, Mexico)
  • Servant of God Maura Degollado Guízar de Maciel (1895-1977), Married Layperson of the Diocese of Tlalnepantla (Michoacán de Ocampo, Mexico - Mexico City, Mexico)
  • Servant of God Juan María Navarrete Guerrero (1886-1982), Archbishop of Hermosillo (Oaxaca, Mexico - Sonora, Mexico)
  • Servant of God José Abraham Martínez Betancourt (1903-1982), Bishop of Tacámbaro; Founder of the Servants of the Immaculate Conception (Michoacán, Mexico)
  • Servant of God Carlos Rosado Contraros (1926-1984), Priest of the Archdiocese of Yucatán (Yucatán, Mexico)
  • Servant of God José Ochoa Gutierrez (1909-1984), Priest of the Diocese of Zamora; Founder of the Missionaries of the Holy Family and the Parochial Workers of the Holy Family (Michoacán de Ocampo, Mexico)
  • Servant of God Vincenzo Idà (1909-1984), Priest of the Diocese of Oppido Mamertina-Palmi; Founder of the Missionary Sisters of the Catechism and the Missionaries of Evangelization (Vibo Valentia, Italy - Oaxaca, Mexico)
  • Servant of God Ana María Gómez Campos (Ana María of the Holy Spirit) (1894-1985), Cofounder of the Daughters of the Holy Spirit (Mexico City, Mexico)
  • Servant of God María Cristina Olimpia Macotela Durán (Margarita María) (1933-1985), Professed Religious of the Capuchin Poor Clares of the Blessed Sacrament (Mexico City, Mexico - Puebla, Mexico)
  • Servant of God José del Pilar Quezada Valdés (1900-1985), Bishop of Acapulco (Jalisco, Mexico)
  • Servant of God Marina Francisca Cinta Sarrelangue de Balmori (1909-1988), Married Layperson of the Diocese of Coatzacoalcos (Veracruz, Mexico - Mexico City, Mexico)
  • Servant of God María del Carmen López Guzmán (María Yolanda of Our Lady of Guadalupe) (1942-1991), Professed Religious of the Servants of the Holy Trinity and the Poor (Jalisco, Mexico)
  • Servant of God Federico de Aguinaga López (1904-1995), Layperson of the Archdiocese of Guadalajara (Jalisco, Mexico)
  • Servant of God Saturnino García Lara (1903-1995), Priest of the Archdiocese of Morelia (Guanajuato, Mexico - Michoacán, Mexico)
  • Servant of God Basilio Rueda Guzmán (1924-1996), Professed Religious of the Marist Brothers of the Schools (Jalisco, Mexico)
  • Servant of God Salvador Rivera García (Salvador of the Immaculate Heart of Mary) (1934-1997), Professed Priest of the Discalced Carmelites (Guanajuato, Mexico - Jalisco, Mexico)
  • Servant of God Antonietta Böhm Schwanewilm (1907-2008), Professed Religious of the Daughters of Mary, Help of Christians (Salesian Sisters) (Bottrop, Germany - Estado de Mexíco, Mexico)
  • Servant of God Adalberto Almeida Merino (1916-2008), Archbishop of Chihuáhua (Chihuáhua, Mexico)

List of Mexican candidates for sainthood[edit]

  • Martín de Valencia (1474-1534), Professed Priest of the Franciscan Friars Minor (Valencia de Don Juan, Spain - Tlalmanalco, Mexico)
  • Juan de Zumárraga (1468-1548), Professed Priest of the Franciscan Friars Minor; Bishop of Mexico City (Biscay, Spain - Mexico City, Mexico)
  • Gregorio López (1542-1596), Layperson of the Archdiocese of Mexico City; Hermit (Madrid, Spain - Mexico City, Mexico)
  • Pedro de Agurto (1544-1608), Professed Priest of the Augustinians; Bishop of Cebu (Mexico City, Mexico - Cebu, Philippines)
  • Diego Bazan (d. 1672), Layperson of the Archdiocese of Mexico City; Martyr (Mexico - Tumon, Guam)
  • Francisco Hermenegildo Tomás Garcés (1738-1781), Professed Priest of the Franciscan Friars Minor (Zaragoza, Spain - Sonora, Mexico)
  • Luigi Corsini (1928-1963), Professed Priest of the Comboni Missionaries of the Heart of Jesus; Martyr (Brescia, Italy - Baja California Sur, Mexico)
  • Rodolfo Aguilar Álvarez (1948-1977), Priest of the Archdiocese of Chihuahua (Mexico City, Mexico - Chihuahua, Mexico)
  • Juan Morán Samaniego (1943-1979), Priest of the Diocese of Altacomulco; Martyr (Estado de México, Mexico)
  • María Concepción Zúñiga López (María Concepción of the Nativity and the Perpetual Help of Mary) (1914-1979), Founder of the Franciscan Minim Sisters of the Atonement of the Perpetual Help of Mary and the Franciscan Minim Friars of the Atonement of the Perpetual Help of Mary (Jalisco, Mexico - Jalisco, Mexico)
  • Luz Marina Valencia Triviño (1952-1987), Professed Religious of the Missionaries of the Immaculate Conception (Cundinamarca, Colombia - Guerrero, Mexico)
  • Juan Miguel Contreras García (1985-2018), Priest of the Archdiocese of Guadalajara; Martyr (Jalisco, Mexico)

See also[edit]

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