Saint Katharine Drexel:

Philadelphian, Philanthropist, Sister, Saint

“Please do not say that some great sorrow drove me into the convent. That’s nonsense. I am, and have always been, one of the happiest women in the world.

Saint Katharine Drexel: The Holy Heiress

On Saturday, March 23, 2019, 6abc aired a documentary on the life of Saint Katharine Drexel and the translation of her tomb to the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul.

The Life of Saint Katharine Drexel

Browse the blocks below to learn more about St.Katharine.


Catholic Historical Research Center of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia
Address: 6740 Roosevelt Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19149
Phone: 215-904-8149

Shrine Hours

Sunday from 8:00 AM to 7:30 PM

Monday – Friday from 7:30 AM to 5:00 PM

Saturday from 9:00 AM to 6:30 PM

Perpetual Novena to Saint Katharine Drexel

Each Thursday following the 7:15 AM and 12:05 PM Masses

Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament

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Trevose, PA 19053