|Birth: ||Nov. 26, 1858|
|Death: ||Mar. 3, 1955|
Roman Catholic Nun and Saint. She was the daughter of Francis Drexel, a banking magnate and business partner of J.P. Morgan. She was raised in a world of mansions, world travel and private tutors. She shocked the City of Philadelphia at the age of 30 and entered a convent. Sister Katharine used her multi-million inheritance to establish a missionary order. In her lifetime, the order, Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament, established 12 American Indian schools and more than 100 rural and inner-city schools for black students. Sister Drexel was only the second American-born saint; the other is Sisters of Charity founder Elizabeth Ann Seton. She died at the age of 96 at the Mother House in Bensalem, Pa., a Philadelphia suburb, of simple complications from old age. Pope John Paul cannonized her in Saint Peters Square, Rome, on October l, 2000. Her feast day is celebrated each March 3rd.
Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament
Plot: St Katherine Drexel Shrine
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Sep 21, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6796233
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