Female Catholic saints include St. Albina, St. Agnes of Poitiers, St. Leocrita, St. Laura and others. There are 783 female saints recognized by the Catholic Church.
Saints in the Catholic Church are awarded their status based on good deeds for others or because they lost their lives defending the faith. Some female saints are awarded sainthood because they were mothers of saints or because of their sacrifices for the church or their communities.
Other female Catholic saints include St. Mary Frances of the Five Wounds of Jesus, St. Maria Goretti, St. Mary Magdalene, Mary the Blessed Virgin and St. Zita.