Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament
In February 1891, St. Katharine Drexel, listening to desires God placed in her heart, professed vows of poverty, chastity and obedience, and became the first Sister of the Blessed Sacrament. Today, we continue to vow ourselves to God through our congregation in a free and total gift of self. We remain faithful to the mission Christ has entrusted to us – to prayer and service among the Black and Native American people.
The Eucharist is at the heart of our Charism and Mission. Through the gifts of community and service, we are called to address the hungers of the world and to share the bread of our lives in a spirit of generosity, joy and gratitude. Our desire to effect unity and community among all peoples impels us to oppose all forms of prejudice, racism and oppression.
Since the beginning of our Congregation until today, we trust in God’s faithfulness and goodness which continues to empower and energize us each day. Our spirituality is enriched and strengthened by partnering with diverse cultures of people who share their lives and love with us ~ a mutual blessing.
Sr. Donna Breslin
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As Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament,
we believe God calls us to be a sign in the world
of the power of the Eucharistic Christ
to effect unity and community among all peoples.
Guided by the spirit of Katharine Drexel,
we are called to share the Gospel message with the poor, especially among the Black and Native American peoples, and to challenge all forms of racism as well as the other deeply rooted injustices in the world today.
Mother Katharine, our foundress, saw the Eucharist as the heart of community and of our apostolate… It is the key to our vocation and the work of our Congregation… Like Mother M. Katharine we realize our ultimate goal is that all peoples be brought into the community of the people of God.
The Motherhouse of the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament is in Bensalem, Pa.
For more info about the Church’s outreach to the African and Native American Catholic ministries visit the links below:
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MISSION LXXIX 3
*Harlem, NYC., and Navajo, NM, — separated by distance and culture, one in Faith.
*St. Charles, Harlem, NY, sponsors an Adult Forum: Youth and Policing.
*Sr. Lynn Marie, with a chuckle, shares the story of her vocation.
*ASBS Director commits life to Christ and his people through private vows.
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MISSION LXXX 1: Defying the odds
* Sr. Sandra Smithson’s Charter School welcome’s Nashville’s under-served children.
* Sr. Marianne Poole adjusts from being Harlem principal to assisting in rural school.
* Rosalia Badhorse, a Northern Cherokee from MT, wins La Salle Business School Award.
* Dr. Norman C. Francis closes 47-years as Xavier University’s President.
* Hispanic immigrant Carmen Bermudez receives 2015 St. Katharine Drexel Justice Award.
* Most Rev. Ferdinand J. Cheri, OFM is ordained Auxiliary Bishop of New Orleans.
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MISSION LXXX 2: Giving life to the Pope’s hopes for our Church!
*During World Meeting of Families, Pope Francis left us with a number of challenges
*Keeping in mind the poor, volunteers (senior adults) stuff and distribute 30 cartons with the fixings for Thanksgiving meals
* Pastor and teens p0lus a few adults prepare and serve a meal once a month at Drop-In Shelter for the homeless
*Navajo Reservation teens taking responsible roles in their parish encourage older parishioners
* 86-year-old woman serves as Social Minister in her inner city parish
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