Catholics in USA have a special reason to be happy today: one of our own is venerated at the altar. We liturgically remember Saint Mother Theodore Guerin (1798-1856).

Saint Mother Theodore is the 8th saint from the USA to be raised to the altar.

She is the patroness of the Diocese of Layfayette in Indiana.

John Paul beatified Guerin and Benedict canonized her in 2006.

Here are some quick facts.

Lots more info is noted here.