This marks the fourth anniversary of the Sacred Remains of Saint Katharine Drexel to the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul.
All Faithful throughout the Archdiocese of Philadelphia are invited to celebrate the fourth anniversary of the translation of Saint Katharine Drexel’s Sacred Remains.
Reverend Dennis Gill, Rector of the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, will serve as the principal celebrant and homilist.
Tuesday, August 2, 2022
12:05 p.m. (Sung Mass)
Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul and
The Shrine of Saint Katharine Drexel
18th Street and Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Mass will also be celebrated at 7:15 a.m. (Chapel). The Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation will be available at 11:30 a.m. in the Cathedral Basilica.
Background Regarding Saint Katharine Drexel
Saint Katharine Drexel was canonized on October 1, 2000. She is a native Philadelphian and 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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Editor’s Notes: Saint Katharine Drexel remains were translated to a constructed tomb at the Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul in 2018 from the Motherhouse of the Community she founded, the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament. The tomb is located near the Drexel Family altar inside the Cathedral’s main entrance.
For more information about the Tomb of Saint Katharine Drexel at the Cathedral Basilica Saints Peter and Paul, please visit https://www.saintkatharinedrexelshrine.com/.
For more information on the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul and the Shrine of Saint Katharine Drexel, please visit http://cathedralphila.org/.
Contact: Katie Rogers