February 12, 2018

Archdiocese of Philadelphia to Celebrate Feast of Saint Katharine Drexel

Faithful throughout the Archdiocese of Philadelphia are invited to celebrate the feast day of Saint Katharine Drexel, a native Philadelphian and the second American-born saint canonized by the Catholic Church.

 Saturday, March 3, 2018
4:15 p.m. (Confessions)
5:15 p.m. (Anticipated Mass)
Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul
18th Street and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Confessions will take place before Mass beginning at 4:15 p.m. in the Basilica. Parking is available.

About Saint Katharine Drexel
Saint Katharine Drexel was born in Philadelphia to a prominent and wealthy family. In 1891, she left her life as an heiress behind to enter religious life. She founded the order of the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament and used her fortune to create new schools for Native Americans and African Americans across the United States. She was beatified on November 20, 1988 and canonized on October 1, 2000 by Saint John Paul II.

# # #



Stephanie Brophy
Associate Director of Communications
215-587-3747 (office)