For centuries, many Christian women have lived lives of great faith. Most are not recognized outside their communities, but some have been formally recognized for their faith and devotion. Around the 10th century, a process of canonization, the recognition and procedure to name a saint, was put in place. Within the Catholic church the process of canonization still exists today. We hope you will be inspired by these stories of women whose faith and devotion has changed the world. It was quite a challenge to select a few to feature to narrow our list, we focused on saints after Biblical times.