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Saint Katharine Drexel

Saint Katharine Drexel

Birth
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 3 Mar 1955 (aged 96)
Bensalem, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Bensalem, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA
Plot St Katherine Drexel Shrine
Memorial ID 6796233 · View Source
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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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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 21 Sep 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6796233
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Saint Katharine Drexel (26 Nov 1858–3 Mar 1955), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6796233, citing Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament Cemetery, Bensalem, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .