Our patron saint - a life summary 1858 home and family katharine mary drexel was born in philadelphia on november 26, 1858, the second child of francis a and hannah langstroth drexel. St katharine drexel (1858-1955) is founder of the sisters of the blessed sacrament and is known for founding schools and missions to serve blacks and indians. Cardinal john krol had asked the paper’s new editor, father david givey, to publish material on the life of mother katharine, whose cause for canonization was proceeding in rome. Saint katharine drexel, sbs, (november 26, 1858 – march 3, 1955) was an american heiress, philanthropist, religious sister, educator, and foundressshe was canonized by the roman catholic church in 2000 her feast day is observed on march 3 she was the second canonized saint to have been born in the united states and the first to have been born a us citizen.
Early life katharine mary drexel was born catherine mary drexel in philadelphia on november 26, 1858, the second child of investment banker francis anthony drexel and hannah langstroth hannah died five weeks after her baby's birth for two years katharine and her sister, elizabeth, were cared for by their aunt and uncle, ellen and anthony drexel. The process of canonization for katharine was begun by john cardinal krol who officially introduced her cause in rome in december 1964 on january 26, 1987, mother katharine was declared venerable the vatican concluded that robert gutherman, whose family had prayed solely to mother katharine, was miraculously cured of deafness in 1974. Saint katharine drexel, born in 1858 into a prominent philadelphia family, took an avid interest in the material and spiritual well-being of african americans and native americans.
Katharine drexel’s story is rich, overflowing and, quite frankly, mind- boggling her story goes far beyond the millions of dollars she invested in establishing and supporting 65 schools, churches and centers in 21 states through her religious order, the sisters of the blessed sacrament. The remains of st katharine drexel, founder of the sisters of the blessed sacrament, will be transferred from the crypt under the chapel of st elizabeth convent, the congregation's bensalem motherhouse, in the coming weeks to the cathedral basilica of ss peter and paul in philadelphia. St katharine drexel (1858-1955) was the second american-born saint to be canonized she was born into a wealthy and pious catholic family in philadelphia, but instead of living a life of luxury, she opted to take vows of poverty, chastity and obedience. Mother katharine drexel to be canonized-- pope john paul ii will canonize the blessed mother katharine drexel on october 1, 2000 in ceremonies at st peter's in vatican city the canonization of mother drexel will make philadelphia the only archdiocese in the united states to lay claim to two saints of the roman catholic church.
Saint katharine drexel, as portrayed by cherie hughes, will visit holy family to recount her memories of inheriting a banking fortune, discerning a vocation to religious life, and founding sixty-three catholic schools including the school we now call holy family cathedral school. Mother katharine drexel was one of the most caring and unselfish people in the world she was born in philadelphia in 1858 into an affluent family her father was a wealthy banker named francis drexel mother katharine drexel had the desire to give her services completely to god by taking care of. St katharine drexel was born in philadelphia on november 26, 1858 she is the second american-born saint to be canonized by the catholic church katherine and her sisters received a wonderful.
This is an undated photograph of mother katharine drexel she was born in philadelphia in 1858, became a nun in 1891, and died in 1955 in nov 1988 mother drexel was beatified by pope john paul. And he demanded they pray for a cureso the bucks county, pa, family prayed to the late mother katharine drexel, a roman catholic nun from philadelphia who devoted her life to the poor. Mother drexel established a network of schools which served upwards of 25,000 black the canonization of katherine drexel describes mother drexel's progress toward sainthood beatified on november 20, 1988, and canonized as a saint by pope john paul ii on october 1, 2000, this documentary uses mother drexel's letters, personal diaries and.
March 3rd: st katharine drexel, foundress of the sisters of the blessed sacrament. Saint katharine drexel used her personal fortune to fund schools for native americans and african americans she was canonized in 2000 saint katharine drexel was born in pennsylvania in 1858 in. The canonization of saint katharine drexel, the niece of the founder of drexel university, was an uncommon reunion of sorts for the 200 members of the drexel family who attended the ceremony in october 2000.
The canonization of saint katharine drexel by dominic b gerlach, cpps september 22, 2000 october 1, 2000 will be a great day for the local community. Philadelphia, pa -- fulfilling a 36-year journey to sainthood, pope john paul ii has set a date to canonize mother katharine drexel, a philadelphia heiress who dedicated her life to opening.
Mother katharine was born catherine mary drexel nov 26, 1858, the second child of wealthy investment banker francis anthony drexel and elizabeth langstroth drexel her mother died almost immediately after her birth, and she and her older sister, elizabeth (smith), were raised by their loving stepmother, emma bouvier drexel, along with a. “with the new opportunity to honor st katharine at the cathedral, even more people will be exposed to her extraordinary life and example” mother katharine was born catherine mary drexel nov 26, 1858, the second child of wealthy investment banker francis anthony drexel and elizabeth langstroth drexel. The process of canonization of mother katharine drexel was begun in december 1964, when john cardinal krol officially introduced her cause in rome however, in order to be canonized the church requires proof of at least two miraculous cures due to the intercession of the candidate.