125th Celebration Event Page
Sharing the Bread in the Footsteps of a Saint
Founded on February 12, 1891 by St. Katharine Drexel, the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament celebrated a milestone 125th anniversary with a two-day Celebration of Gratitude event on July 9 – 10, 2016 at the Motherhouse Grounds in Bensalem, PA. The festivities, which were open to the public, were infused with culture honoring both the Black and Native American people for which their congregation has dedicated their lives to serving. Attendees enjoyed presentations by the recipients of the miracles of St. Katharine Drexel, Robert Gutherman as well as Amy Wall and family. The opening ceremonies featured a liturgical dance by Sr. Lynne Marie Ralph,SBS, a Native American Song, a butterfly dance prayer by Sr. Rosita Shiosee, SBS, and presentations to the essay award winners, to name just a few highlights. Guests also had the opportunity to witness/participate in a circle smudging ritual performed on the campus grounds as well as visit the National Shrine of St. Katharine Drexel. Closing Ceremonies included a Gospel Choir from St. Barbara’s Parish in Philadelphia, a Laguna Chant as well as an inspiring homily focused on the spirit of Katharine Drexel and the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament delivered by Most Reverend Curtis Guillory, SVD, bishop from the Archdiocese of Beaumont, TX.
We would like to acknowledge and give thanks to
these organizations who provided us with either
sponsorship or grant funding for our event.
You can click on the above logos to view their websites.
THINGS TO SEE AND DO
WHEN VISITING THE NATIONAL
SHRINE OF ST. KATHARINE DREXEL:
While visiting our shrine in Bensalem, PA
click on the County visitor’s logo below
for suggestions on accommodations,
dining and places to visit.
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