St. Katharine Drexel Fought Racial
St. Katharine Drexel was born in 1858 to a wealthy banker
by the name of Francis Drexel. She grew up in expensive
mansions and traveled the world with her family.
St. Katharine Drexel entered the convent when she was
thirty years old and spent her $20,000,000.00 inheritance
on the foundation of the religious order of the Sisters
of the Blessed Sacrament in 1891. She opened numerous
mission schools which educated Native Americans and
Blacks in the West and Southwest of the United States.
When St. Katharine Drexel died, there were more than
five hundred sisters and sixty-three schools funded
Cardinal Bevilacqua of Philadelphia said, "Clearly,
God worked through Mother Katharine Drexel who did His
Will and was of service to the poorest of the poor."
St. Katharine Drexel Quotes
* The Eucharist is the continuation of the Incarnation.
In it Jesus communicates Himself to me and to every
human heart and becomes in very truth the Vine that
bears God's plants, sending the sap of His Divine Life
into all their branches and shoots, causing them to
blossom and bear fruit of eternal life.
* The active life to be productive must have contemplation.
When it (contemplation) gets to a certain height it
overflows to active life and gets help and strength
from the heart of God. This is the way the saints produced
so much fruit, and we're all called to be saints.
* I wish to be one who conscientiously takes part
in the unfolding of God's plans, and eventually have
a glorious part in the final unfolding of time into
the glory of God's Kingdom in heaven. If we are disciples
(of Jesus) we shall be happy to spend ourselves and
be spent for the salvation of souls.
St. Katharine Drexel's Work Continues
The work of St. Katharine Drexel continues each time
a person wears a St. Katharine Drexel medal or a St.
Katharine Drexel pendant. Wearing the St. Katharine
Drexel necklace reminds everyone who sees it to carry
on the fight against racial injustice and following
the teachings of Jesus Christ.