A Place of Peace

May 29th, 2014 by Brand Llama


From the moment you arrive at the National Shrine of St. Katharine Drexel, you are taken back in time when the foundress of the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament first opened the Motherhouse doors in 1891 to begin serving Black and Native American peoples. Visitors can experience the tranquility of the 19th century chapel in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament. Located directly beneath the chapel, the Shrine is the final resting place of St. Katharine where all can pray seeking her intercession.

The Shrine is located on the grounds of the Motherhouse of the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament and offers individuals as well as groups opportunities to reflect on the life of St. Katharine and her devotion to the Eucharist, the Gospel message of God’s love for all peoples, and the need for evangelization and service to the poor. The quiet reflective atmosphere maintained in the crypt allows people a haven of peace and an environment conducive to personal devotion.

The National Shrine of St. Katharine Drexel is open daily from      10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. until December 31, 2017.

Plan a Group Visit: Parish, School, Faculty, Tour Group, etc.

Closed:  Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

Our facility has:

  • Handicap accessibility
  • Connecting, covered walkway between Mission Center, St. Elizabeth Chapel and the National Shrine
  • Covered drop-off for buses and cars
  • Plenty of free parking
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