From SF Gate:
Of the more than 10,000 saints acknowledged by the Roman Catholic Church, only 12 are Americans. If a petition put forward by the Diocese of Monterey is successful, however, California will finally claim its first-ever canonization.
The woman at the center of the sainthood application is likely not the person you are imagining. In photographs, Cora Evans looks more bemused than beatific, her dark hair curled and smoothed back from her forehead like a typical 1950s housewife. She is often smiling brightly and attired in neat but decidedly worldly dresses. Cora’s devotees will tell you, though, the quiet woman possessed a supernatural power known only to a small circle of confidantes: