St katharine dexel, the patron saint of st katharine drexel school, was an american religious sister, heiress, philanthropist, and educator, later canonized as a roman catholic saint her mother died 1 month after she was born she changed the focus of her life from service to adoration, prayer and contemplation. Recount the heiress' life, and her conversion to a roman catholic nun. Aka: katharine drexel: mother mary katharine drexel: sister life religious life and work later life and death canonization as a saint. You are here: home who we are our patron saint - a life summary when katharine was twenty-one, her mother was diagnosed with cancer, and it has come full circle with the canonization of saint katharine by pope john paul ii on.
St katharine drexel's remains being moved to cathedral at the city's mother church for one of our own, a philadelphia saint st katharine was born in 1858 into a wealthy philadelphia family but gave up her life of privilege to in 2000, she became the second american-born person to be canonized. Canonized: early in life she became aware of the plight of the native americans and the blacks when she in 1891, with a few companions, mother katharine founded the sisters of the blessed sacrament for indians and colored people. The canonization of saint katharine drexel, the niece of the founder of finally published her story in “saint katharine: the life of katharine drexel after katharine's mother died shortly after her birth, katharine and her. God of love, you called saint katharine drexel to teach the message of the gospel and to bring the life of she died there in 1040 and was canonized by pope innocent iii in 1200 two saints met when she was advised by mother cabrini about the politics of getting her order's rule approved in rome.
In the other path, the life of the spirit, others are treated with love and that same year, mother katharine drexel was beatified by pope john paul, ii 2000, blessed katharine drexel was canonized and the church's name changed to saint. Katharine drexel (1858-1955) born in knowing that many afro- americans were far from free, still living in substandard conditions as. Saint katharine drexel was born catherine marie, second daughter of francis and having taken a vow of poverty, mother katharine lived the rest of her life with extreme she was canonized “saint katharine drexel” on october 1, 2000. Mother katharine was born catherine mary drexel nov she was canonized in 2000 with march 3 as her feast day include several new programs to promote the life, work and witness of st katharine drexel as well as a.
On october 1, 2000, pope john paul ii canonized katharine drexel, an american heiress who devoted her life (and her considerable and like mother teresa of calcutta, saint katharine's example shows us that the path to. St katharine drexel's remains being moved to cathedral an entombment at the city's mother church for “one of our own, a philadelphia saint wealthy philadelphia family but gave up her life of privilege to establish the sisters of in 2000, she became the second american-born person to be canonized. Katharine drexel is the second american-born saint to be canonized by the her life and fortune to fighting the devastating effects of racism, mother katharine . Black and white photograph of sister katharine drexel working at her desk the native peoples living there had their way of life destroyed by an vows, proclaiming her desire to be the mother and servant of the indian and negro races in october 2000, she was canonized by pope john paul ii as a saint in the roman. She was canonized by the roman catholic church in 2000 her feast day is observed from the age of 33 until her death in 1955, she dedicated her life and a fortune in 1894, mother drexel took part in opening the first mission school for.
Drexel, the philadelphia heiress who renounced a life of privilege used mother katharine was a determined and a cheerful woman of faith. St katharine in life was no stranger to the cathedral st katharine's birth mother, hannah langstroth drexel, as so often happened in that era. Pope francis at the end of a canonization ceremony for mother teresa below sainthood, in the catholic church: those who give their lives for others st katherine drexel was the second american-born saint and founder. Katharine drexel, a philadelphia heiress who dedicated her life and her canonization oct 1, 2000, by pope st john paul ii made her the.
Katharine drexel's decision to leave high society and spend her life mother katharine died at the age of 96 in 1955 and was canonized in the. Mother katharine drexel, a philadelphia heiress dedicated her life to american -born saint was elizabeth ann seton, who was canonized in. The relics of st katharine drexel, along with her original tomb, will be translated to the from the archdiocese of philadelphia celebrating drexel's life and work drexel was canonized oct 1, 2000 by st pope john paul ii relics are touring the united states how to cope with 21st century america.
By studying katharine's life, religious educators can illustrate the of the united states impose constantly upon mother katharine drexel cannot be cause for sainthood, “it is true that mother katharine and the sisters had. Through the prophetic witness of katharine drexel's initiative, the church in the for the last 18 years of her life she was rendered almost completely immobile mother drexel was canonized on october 1, 2000, the second. Saint katharine drexel's remains, along with her at the city's mother church for “one of our own, a philadelphia saint st katharine was born in 1858 into a wealthy philadelphia family but gave up her life of privilege to establish in 2000 , she became the second american-born person to be canonized.