Our Patron Saint

 

Saint Katharine Drexel
1858-1955

Born a wealthy, educated Philadelphia Socialite of the late 19th century, Katharine Drexel could have made of life what she chose. Her choice came out of her strong Catholic faith and deep compassion for the poor and oppressed among Native and African American people. In 1891, she made her vows as a religious, founding the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament dedicated to sharing the message of the gospel and the life of the Eucharist. St. Katharine established many ministries among the poor and led a life devoted to Eucharistic prayer as well as outreach to the poor.