At our parish, we take the seventh grade students to The Shrine of St. Katharine Drexel in Bensalem Pennsylvania, located on the grounds of the motherhouse of the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament. If you’re in the area (north of Philadelphia) you can visit her tomb there, and see her prie dieu, wheelchair, habit, and many other possessions. It’s a beautiful place.
She was an extraordinary woman: an heiress who entered religious life, founded an order, and devoted her fortune helping and educating black and native Americans.
On this feast of St. Katharine, I thought I’d just share a few of my photos from her shrine.