Early Christian Funerary inscription

3rd/4th century funerary inscription calling the deceased Ancilla Christi Maxima

In the Roman Catholic Church's Latin rite, 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.

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 God Date of death Date declared Servant of God
Nelson Baker19361987
Alfredo Maria Aranda Obviar19782001
Ángel Herrera Oria19681996
Catherine Doherty19852000
Cecilia Rosa De Jesus Talangpaz17311999
Demetrius Augustine Gallitzin18402005
Dionisia De Santa Maria Mitas Talangpaz17321999
Dorothy Day19802000
Eduardo Francisco Pironio19982007
Elisabeth Leseur19141934
Elizabeth Prout18642008
Francisca del Espiritu Santo Fuentes17112003
Frank Duff19801996
Fulton J. Sheen19792002
Geevarghese Mar Ivanios19532007
Ida Mari1981
Ignatius Spencer18642007
Irmã Dulce19922003
Isaac Hecker18882008
Jerzy Popiełuszko19842008
Joaquina Maria Mercedes Barcelo Pages19402002
John Paul IPope John Paul I19782003
Mamerto Esquiú18832005
Mar Thomas Kurialachery19251935
Maria Orsola Bussone19702000
Óscar Romero19801997
Prosper Guéranger18752005
Theodore Foley19742008
Walter Ciszek19841990
William Finnemann19421999
Varghese Palakkappillil (Payyappilly) 19292009
Stages of Canonization in the Roman Catholic Church
  Servant of God   →   Venerable   →   Blessed   →   Saint  

See also