Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament

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Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament, founded in 1891 by St. Katharine Drexel, is a congregation dedicated to the interracial apostolate in the USA and Haiti. Today SBS serve in elementary and secondary schools as well as at Xavier University of Louisiana in New Orleans. They are also involved in a variety of other services including pastoral and spiritual ministries, social services, counseling, religious education and health care, primarily but not exclusively among Black and Native American peoples. The Motherhouse of the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament is in Bensalem, Pennsylvania.

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Manderville Diocese

Catholic College of Manderville

Catholic College of Manderville

Catholic College of Mandeville
Williamsfield P.O., Manchester
Jamaica, W.I.
(876) 962-2801/ 961-2616 Fax: 962-1726
The Mission of the Catholic College of Mandeville is to offer quality tertiary education to adults at an affordable cost, and in a format convenient to their social/family responsibilities & initial academic standard. One of our Sisters is chaplain and also teaches a course in scripture.

Catholic College of Manderville

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St. Charles Borromeo Church

The nutrition program provides food for the elders in the homes as well as for poor people in the surrounding areas. These women bring carry home their filled containers from one of the nutrition sites.

St. Charles Borromeo Church

- Homes for Aged
- Nutrition Program
- Orphanage
- St. Patrick Schools

The nutrition program provides food for the elders living in the Mission's homes. Poor people from the surrounding area can also get food each day. These women are carrying the filled containers that they brought to one of the distribution areas.

St. Charles Borromeo Church

North

Massachusetts (3)

St. Patrick Convent, Roxbury

St Patrick Convent

St. Patrick Convent, Roxbury

115 Mt. Pleasant Ave.
Roxbury, MA 02119
(617) 442-0980
St. Patrick Convent in the Roxbury section of Boston provides a home for the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament and the Sisters of Charity of Halifax. By living together, the sisters create a sense of community which supports them as they go out to serve God's people through their varied ministries.

St. Patrick Convent, Roxbury

Minnesota (1)

New York (1)

St. Charles Borromeo, New York

St. Charles Borromeo's 1904 Gothic facade hides a surprisingly modern rounded sanctuary built after the destructive fire of 1972.

St. Charles Borromeo, New York

211 W 141st St
New York, NY 10030-1797
We are a Roman Catholic Church in the heart of Harlem in New York City. The nearly 1000 families of our congregation give praise and honor to God, as revealed through Jesus Christ, in our daily masses and prayers.

Pennsylvania (6)

Paul’s Run

Paul’s Run

9896 Bustleton Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19115
Beginning February - May 2017, Paul’s Run became the new residence for our retired and semi-retired Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament community. Paul's Run is a highly-rated, Continuing Care Retirement Community located in Northeast Philadelphia offering independent, skilled care and assisted living.
St. Martin de Porres Parish, Philadelphia

St. Martin de Porres Parish, Philadelphia

2340 West Lehigh Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19132
In one of the best known Psalms - Psalm 23, we hear, "my cup overflows". Those words are very true here at Saint Martin de Porres Catholic Church in the Kingdom of North Philadelphia. Our cup overflows with many blessings from our Awesome God. Join us!
Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament, Motherhouse

The front entrance leads to St. Elizabeth Convent, the original Motherhouse, built by St. Katharine Drexel in 1891. Many wings were added on over time as needs grew.

Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament, Motherhouse

1663 Bristol Pike
Bensalem, PA 19020
Blessed Sacrament Community
- Leadership and visiting Sisters

Mission Center and Shrine

St. Catherine: leadership office building
Visitation Homes, Philadelphia

Visitation Homes is located beside the el on busy Kensington Avenue.

Visitation Homes, Philadelphia

2638 Kensington Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19125
In response to the need to provide affordable housing for women transitioning from homelessness to independent living, Visitation Homes offers eighteen subsidized apartments to homeless women with children, assisting their transition to independent living and self-sufficiency.
St. Ignatius Parish, Philadelphia

St. Ignatius Parish, Philadelphia

Rectory
636 North 43rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
215-386-5065

Our Mother of Sorrows/St. Ignatius School
Grades K - 3 : 617 – 27 North 43rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
215-222-3626
215-382-2997

43th thru 8th Grades
1008 N 46th St.
Philadelphia PA 19131
(215) 473-5828
A Catholic parish opened in 1894 serving a West Philadelphia German immigrant population which in the 1920's became and still is a predominantly African-American parish.

Our Mother of Sorrows/St. Ignatius School is no longer considered a parish school, but under Archbishop Charles Chaput has become a Mission School administered by a MS Board.

South

Alabama (1)

Florida (4)

St. Joseph’s/Candler African-American Health Information and Resource Center

St. Joseph’s/Candler African-American Health Information and Resource Center

1910 Abercorn St.
Savannah, GA 31401
St. Joseph’s/Candler African-American Health Information and Resource Center (AAHIRC)’s primary initiative is to address health matters and concerns, as well as furnish a haven of hope, primarily for the African American community within Chatham County. The Center conducts health screenings and sponsors events that educate and provide valuable resources for the general public who are plagued by persistent poverty. AAHIRC also offers a Living Smart Fitness Club, job training, computer assistance, a computer "surfing center", health seminars and expos, a health literacy program as well as community healthcare/social services referrals.
Glades Initiative

Glades Initiative

c/o Pierre Toussaint Convent
640 El Prado Drive #1
Belle Glade, FL 33430

Glades Initiative

Saint Katharine Drexel Nursing Outreach, Belle Glade

Saint Katharine Drexel Nursing Outreach, Belle Glade

Saint Katharine Drexel Nursing Outreach, Belle Glade

Louisiana (3)

St. Peter Claver School New Orleans

St. Peter Claver School New Orleans

St. Peter Claver School
1020 N Prieur St.
New Orleans, LA 70116
504-822-8191

St. Peter Claver School New Orleans

Xavier University, New Orleans

Xavier University, New Orleans

1 Drexel Drive
New Orleans, LA 70125
http://www.xula.edu
(504) 486-7411
Xavier University of Louisiana, founded by Saint Katharine Drexel and the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament, is Catholic and historically Black.

Mississippi (1)

Tennessee (2)

Virginia (3)

Bon Secours St. Francis Medical Center, Midlothian

Bon Secours St. Francis Medical Center, Midlothian

St. Francis Medical Center
13710 St Francis Blvd.
Midlothian, VA 23114
(804) 349-9087

Bon Secours St. Francis Medical Center, Midlothian

Thomas Berry Educational Center

Thomas Berry Educational Center

Thomas Berry Educational Center

Little Zion Workshop Way® Pre-School

Little Zion Workshop Way® Pre-School

5662 Cartersville Rd.
Powhatan, VA. 23139
Workshop Way fosters freedom and creativity in an atmosphere of freedom and artistry, building on what is alike in all human beings, human nature. Workshop Way respects the dignity and uniqueness of each person.

Little Zion Workshop Way Preschool is a Licensed Child Day Center in Powhatan VA. It has maximum capacity of 20 children. The center accepts children ages of 3 years to 12 years 11 months.

West

Arizona (6)

Our Lady of Fatima, Chinle

Our Lady of Fatima, Chinle

P.O. Box 2119
Chinle, AZ 86503

(928) 674-5254; Parish office: 928-674-5202; FAX (928) 674-5813
Chinle, Arizona, is located in the central part of the Navajo reservation about an hour away from St. Michael Indian School. Chinle is also a short distance from the national monument, Canyon de Chelly. In 1905 Our Lady of Fatima Parish, was the first outreach mission by the Franciscan Friars after the establishment of St. Michael Mission. In 1990 the parish built a new church in the shape of a traditional Navajo hogan. It is uniquely Navajo in style and culture.
Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament, Fort Defiance

Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament, Fort Defiance

P.O. Box 70
Fort Defiance, AZ 86504-0070
Convent: (928) 729-5958; Parish: (928) 729-5068
Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Parish is located in historic Fort Defiance on the Navajo Reservation. It was established in 1915 by the Franciscan Friars.

Our mission is to live and witness the gospel values in our community. We value hospitality and have it as our trademark. We provide a welcoming and strengthening community through
liturgy, sacraments, instruction, support, and encouragement. We recognize and depend upon the gifts of all. We seek to enculturate the gospel message in our worship and instruction.

We implore the special intercession of Saint Kateri, St. Francis and St. Katharine Drexel.

Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament, Fort Defiance

St. Anthony Mission, Many Farms

St. Anthony Mission, Many Farms

P.O. Box 578
Many Farms, AZ 86538
(928) 781 6350
St. Anthony in Many Farms is a small Mission of Our Lady of Fatima Parish in Chinle, AZ. It is located off of US 191 and is a little less than 16 miles north of Chinle.

St. Anthony Mission, Many Farms

St. Michael Indian School, Saint Michaels

St. Michael Indian School, Saint Michaels

1 Lupton Rd
St. Michaels, AZ 86511
For more than a century, St. Michael Indian School has provided students from local Native American communities with a quality education that is rooted in Catholic values, is sensitive to Native heritage, teaches leadership skills, and enables students to contribute in a culturally diverse world.
Desert House of Prayer, Saint Michaels

Desert House of Prayer Chapel is modified from an original Navajo hogan.

Desert House of Prayer, Saint Michaels

P.O. Box 391
St. Michaels, AZ 86511
(928) 871-4666
The Desert House of Prayer is down the hill from Lupton-Window Rock Rd. and is surrounded by semi-arid hills. To the east is a red sandstone range which changes color depending on sunlight and weather conditions. The location is ideal for taking quiet time for prayer, overnight retreats, or spiritual direction.

New Mexico (3)

St. Berard Convent, Navajo, NM

Next to the small log church is the convent. Behind, through the trees can be seen the red sandstone range.

St. Berard Convent, Navajo, NM

P.O. Box 648
Navajo, NM 87328
St. Berard Parish in Navajo, NM, has a Hogan church. The Parish is over 50 years old and served by the Pastor of Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Church in Fort Defiance, AZ.

St. Berard Convent, Navajo, NM

Tewa Missions / Northern Pueblos, Santa Fe

Tewa Missions / Northern Pueblos, Santa Fe

2928 Calle De Pinos Altos
Santa Fe, NM 87507
(505) 471-7322
San Ildefonso is one of the Tewa Missions on Northern New Mexico served by a Sister of the Blessed Sacrament living in Santa Fe.

Tewa Missions / Northern Pueblos, Santa Fe

St. Joseph’s Convent, Laguna

St. Joseph’s Convent, Laguna

11 Friar Road
P.O. Box 1024
Laguna Pueblo, NM 87026-1024
(505) 552-9429
St. Joseph Church was erected by the Spanish around 1699. The church, rectory and convent form an enclosed square at the top of the hill above the town. The pueblo men cut the large beams for supporting the church's ceiling from the mountains and moved them without the help of modern machinery to the village to construct the ancient building. The surface was hand plastered with adobe and white washed making it visible for miles.

St. Joseph’s Convent, Laguna

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