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National Shrine of
St. Katharine Drexel

 The National Shrine is located on the grounds of the Motherhouse of the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament in Bensalem, PA. and offers individuals, as well as groups, opportunities to reflect on the life of St. Katharine and her devotion to the Eucharist …

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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

Sixth Sunday of Easter Gospel: Jn 24:23-29 “O Divine Spirit, I wish to be before Thee as a light feather, so that Your Breath may carry me where you will.” THE POPE’S PRAYER INTENTIONS FOR APRIL 2016 Universal: Small Farmers That small farmers may receive a just reward for their precious labor. Evangelization: African Christians That Christians in […]

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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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Shrine Gift Shop

The Gift Shop is operated by the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament, the order of Religious Women founded by Katharine Drexel in 1891. It features items related to Katharine Drexel as well as other religious articles and books. We also have hand-crafted items made by our very dedicated Crafters, wood carvings from Rwanda, Native American articles, […]

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