ST. KATHERINE DREXEL

ST. KATHERINE DREXEL - Drexel, Katharine Mary Born:...

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Drexel, Katharine Mary Born: November 26, 1858, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Died: March 3, 1955, in Bensalem, Pennsylvania Vocations: Missionary, Saint, Philanthropist Geographic Connection to Pennsylvania: East Germantown, Philadelphia County; Bensalem Township, Bucks County; West Oakland, Allegheny County Keywords: Amy Wall; Blessed Sacrament for Indians and Colored People; Dr. (Bishop) James O’Connor; Emma Bouvier Drexel; Francis Drexel; Sisters of Mercy at Pittsburgh; St. Elizabeth Covenant; Xavier University (Louisiana) Abstract: Katharine Drexel was born in 1858 to Francis and Hannah Jane Drexel. Emma Bouvier became a mother to her and her sisters after her mother’s death. The Drexels raised their three daughters to be devout Catholics and even took them to Rome, where they met Pope Pius IX. As Katharine grew up, she became especially sympathetic towards minorities, so she founded the Blessed Sacrament for Indians and Colored People mission. She also was responsible for founding Xavier University and nearly 60 other missions and schools. She died in 1955 as Mother Katharine Drexel in St. Elizabeth’s Covenant. In 1988 she was beatified and in 2000 canonized. Biography: St. Katherine Drexel was born on November 26, 1858 to Francis and Hannah Jane Drexel. Katherine Burton in the novel The Golden Door tells us, Francis Drexel rushed to his Philadelphia County home the day of his second daughter’s birth when he received news that his wife Hannah was at great risk for childbirth complications. That Friday, the 26 th of November, Katharine Mary was born, and only a few weeks later Hannah Jane Drexel passed away.
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