Reverend G. Dennis Dennis Gill, Rector of the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, will provide a preview of the tomb that was newly constructed for Saint Katharine Drexel following the transfer of her sacred remains to the Cathedral earlier this year.
A generous grant from the Connelly Foundation underwrote tomb construction as well as a new communications and education program about Saint Katharine Drexel.
Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul
18th Street and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19103
At that time, Father Gill will also provide details regarding the formal Archdiocesan celebration of the installation of the new tomb. The highlight will be a Solemn Mass in the Cathedral on Sunday, November 18th celebrated by Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap.
Background on Saint Katharine Drexel
Saint Katharine Drexel was canonized on October 1, 2000. She is the second American-born person ever to be canonized. Born into tremendous wealth as part of the Drexel family, she gave up her life of privilege to found the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament in 1891. She dedicated her life to serve the needs of African Americans and Native Americans, and inspired so many women, who joined the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament, to follow her example.
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