Bensalem Township Dedicates Bench to the SBS
Bensalem Township Public Safety Director, Fred Harran joined Mayor Joe DiGirolamo to dedicate a bench in honor of the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament (SBS). Members of Build a Better Bensalem Together Committee were also present as the bench was unveiled to some of the Sisters and their leadership representatives on June 3, 2019. A small luncheon followed the presentation.
Mayor Joe DiGirolamo reflected upon how much the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament have meant to the city, not only by their living within the area for over a century, but also the ways in the which the Sisters participated at meetings, events and in collaborative efforts to improve the community.
The bench was chosen to honor the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament and serve as a permanent reminder to all residents of Bensalem the important role that the SBS have held within the community. It will permanently reside in the area surrounding the township amphitheater, the public site of summer concerts and other events.
The bench ensures that a part of St. Katharine Drexel and the SBS’s legacy will permanently be preserved in Bensalem. Bensalem Township Public Safety Director, Fred Harran, stated during the bench presentation to the Sisters, “Regardless of where you are located, you will always be with us.” Just another example of St. Katharine Drexel and the legacy of her Sisters being preserved for future generations.