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National Shrine

Don't miss our Annual Gala as our celebration of gratitude for 125 years of service continues! Be an ANGEL Sponsor for this event. Click on "Annual Gala" below.


The Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament:
Who We Are

Our consecration is a free and total gift of ourselves to GOD. The Eucharist, God's free and total gift to us, is the heart of our lives.


In Remembrance of Sr. June Fisher

This announcement about Sr. June Fisher will be the beginning of memorializing our Sisters as each moves on to her eternal reward.


In Remembrance of Sr. Madonna Walsh

This announcement about Sr. Madonna Walsh continues our new tradition of memorializing our Sisters as each moves on to her eternal reward.


A Celebration of Gratitude

To view the images from our wonderful Celebration of Gratitude event, visit our event page for the link to the share site at Shutterfly where you can see and order prints and albums from the events.


A Fond Farewell to Sr. Vickie Fanino, SSJ

Sr. Vickie was surrounded by much love as employees and SBS gathered at a reception to wish her well.

Welcome to Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament
and National Shrine of Saint Katharine Drexel

To facilitate your call for more information about the sale of the Motherhouse and FrancesEmma, Inc., please call 215.244.9900 and enter the extension number for the person who will be most helpful to you.

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Alumnae and Associates
Sr. Jane Nesmith, SBS /
ext. 356

Barbara Wade /
ext. 348

Sr. Sandra Schmidt, SBS / ext. 312

Center and Shrine / Volunteers
Sr. Patricia Downs, SBS / ext. 402

Rich Green / ext. 400
Dave Greer / ext. 333

Other Questions
Cheri Wenger / ext. 331

Saint Katharine Drexel

An Interactive Timeline

Follow along in the footsteps of a saint as you learn about St. Katharine Drexel’s family, her life, her ministry and canonization. For more information on the Feastday Novena, select Development from the pull down menu under the Partners tab.

Explore Timeline
The National Shrine of St. Katharine Drexel

Come visit us!

Spend some quiet time - open every day 10 am - 5 pm (except major holidays). For groups of 10 or more, please call ahead or register online by clicking link below.

Schedule Your Visit
SBS & ASBS Leadership

Leaders Gather During Pilgrimage & Celebration

SBS Leadership joins in welcoming the ASBS leadership for the 2016 Pilgrimage and Celebration of Gratitude Events. Click below to view Shutterfly Share Sites of the ASBS Pilgrimage. Click on the link in the slideshow at the top of this page to view the Share Site for the Celebration of Gratitude Event.

View ASBS Pilgrimage Images

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