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Welcome to the

National Shrine of
St. Katharine Drexel

 OPEN THROUGH 2017! 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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Learn About Our History

Saint Katharine Drexel
Artifacts Gallery

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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

LIVING THE LITURGICAL YEAR WITH THE WORDS OF ST. KATHARINE DREXEL         Year A  –  Advent 2016 Sunday, November 27, 2016     First Sunday of Advent Gospel: Mt 24: 37-44- … So too, you also must be prepared, for at an hour you do not expect, the Son of Man will come.” “He […]

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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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Religious, Educational and Cultural Gifts

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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