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St. Katharine Drexel

“A Missionary is one who is sent with the power of Christ.”

From the moment you arrive at the St. Katharine Drexel Shrine, you are taken back in time when the foundress of the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament first opened the Motherhouse doors in 1891 to begin serving Black and Native American peoples. Visitors can experience the tranquility of the 19th century chapel in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament. Located beneath the chapel, the Shrine is the final resting place of Saint Katharine where all can pray seeking her intercession. Katharine Drexel was born and lived in the Philadelphia area from 1858 to 1955. Her entire life was devoted to those less fortunate. She was elevated to the sainthood on October 1, 2000.
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The Shrine will remain open until December 31, 2017.
We continue to welcome pilgrims through then. Please call to schedule a visit.
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Tour of SKD Shrine 

Daily 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Adoration of Blessed Sacrament:
Daily: 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM

No Masses currently scheduled.

Contact Us


Address: 1663 Bristol Pike / Bensalem, PA / 19020
Phone: 215-244-9900
Website: http://www.KatharineDrexel.org

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