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Saint Katharine Drexel
Birth: Nov. 26, 1858
Philadelphia
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Mar. 3, 1955
Bensalem
Bucks County
Pennsylvania, USA

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. 
 
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 Parents:
  Francis Anthony Drexel (1824 - 1885)
  Hannah Jane Langstroth Drexel (1826 - 1858)
 
 Siblings:
  Elizabeth Langstroth Drexel Smith (1855 - 1890)*
  Katharine Drexel (1858 - 1955)
  Louise Bouvier Drexel Morrell (1863 - 1945)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament Cemetery
Bensalem
Bucks County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: St Katherine Drexel Shrine
 
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Record added: Sep 21, 2002
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