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In Remembrance of Sr. Patricia Lynch, SBS

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

Oct. - Month of the Holy Rosary

For Catholics, October is the month of the Holy Rosary. Discover new ways that you can pray and reflect.

Coming Events

Check the News & Events tab then "National Shrine and Mission Center" for upcoming events or click below.

In Remembrance of Sr. Catherine Bardsley, SBS

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

A Call for Unity, Peace & Love

“My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you.” John 15:12 As a nation, we recently have experienced lots of hostility, suffering, and loss which all lead to human suffering. God calls us to be united in our hearts and in our actions, the most powerful of which can be prayer. May We All Unite in Prayer Regardless of Race, Religion or Region.

2017-2018 Annual Appeal

We count on your generosity to assist us with the sustainability and ministries of the SBS.

Shopping = Donations

Do you shop on Amazon? By using our link to, you can help us earn 5% of your purchases. Click below for more information on our donate page.

Sharing the Message in New Ways

A suggestion has lead to a new addition to Sr. Annette’s blog which now includes a Spanish translation below the English post.

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.

Our 2nd Issue for 2017

Twenty pages filled with the latest news in ministry, events, our Associates, SBS awards, SBS Memorials and more!

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.

Click here to read more…

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

LeeBuzby / ext. 318

Sr. Sandra Schmidt, SBS / ext. 312

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

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 - 4:30 pm (closed on major holidays). For groups of 10 or more, please call ahead 215-244-9900 ext 380

Upcoming Events
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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