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National Shrine of
St. Katharine Drexel

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.

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Saint Katharine Drexel
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The Chapel

St. Elizabeth Chapel was built in loving memory of Elizabeth Drexel Smith, sister of St. Katharine Drexel, foundress of the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament.

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Sunday Reflection

Saint Katharine Drexel Reflection   Sunday, July 20, Sixteenth  Sunday in Ordinary Time         Responsorial Psalm PS 86:5-6, 9-10, 15-16 Lord, you are good and forgiving. You, O LORD, are good and forgiving, abounding in kindness to all who call upon you. Hearken, O LORD, to my prayer and attend to the sound of my […]

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Mission Center

After the canonization of St. Katharine Drexel, there was a need to have a space where visitors could be welcomed. One of the original buildings on the grounds of the Motherhouse was renovated and new space added to it.

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