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Friday, March 2, 2007

St. Katherine Drexel

St. Katherine Drexel Katherine Drexel is an American saint. She was born in Philadelphia in 1858 to a wealthy family. She was canonized in 2000, just forty-five years after her death. She could have been a rich socialite but used her inheritance in 1891 to begin a new religious order, the Sister of the Blessed Sacrament. She desired to help African and Native Americans by establishing schools for them in the South and on Indian reservations. Sometimes we forget to pray to our American saints.

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