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Bensalem in Bucks County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Katharine Drexel

(1858 - 1955)

 
 
Katharine Drexel Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., January 29, 2010
1. Katharine Drexel Marker
Inscription.
Catholic religious founder and missionary. She used her family’s fortune to fund mission schools and churches for Native and African Americans. She professed her vows in 1891, founded her own order, the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament, and directed it for over 40 years. Drexel’s ministries addressed social inequities and provided quality education to minorities at schools like Holy Providence School here. She was canonized in 2000.
 
Erected 2004 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 4.384′ N, 74° 57.453′ W. Marker is in Bensalem, Pennsylvania, in Bucks County. Touch for map. Marker is on the grounds of the Saint Katharine Drexel Mission Center and Shrine, near the covered walkway leading to the church. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1663 Bristol Pike, Bensalem PA 19020, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Andalusia (approx. 0.6 miles away); Benjamin Rush (approx. 1½ miles away); "Babe" Ruth (approx. 1.6 miles away in New Jersey); Beverly Veterans (approx. 1.9 miles away in New Jersey); Dunk’s Ferry Bicentennial Memorial
Katharine Drexel Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., January 29, 2010
2. Katharine Drexel Marker
(approx. 1.9 miles away in New Jersey); Delanco's Tribute to Those Who Lost Their Lives in the Second World War 1941 - 1945 (approx. 1.9 miles away in New Jersey); Honor Roll (approx. 1.9 miles away in New Jersey); To Those Who Made the Supreme Sacrifice - Korea - Vietnam (approx. 1.9 miles away in New Jersey).
 
Also see . . .
1. St. Katharine Drexel Mission Center and Shrine. (Submitted on March 9, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Katharine Drexel. (Submitted on March 9, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Images of Katharine Drexel. (Submitted on March 9, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. Katharine Drexel - Behind the Marker. ExplorePAHistory.com (Submitted on July 14, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 

5. Saint Katherine Drexel at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on July 14, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. African AmericansChurches, Etc.Civil RightsNative AmericansNotable Persons
 
Katharine Drexel Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., January 29, 2010
3. Katharine Drexel Marker
Holy Providence House Display image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., January 29, 2010
4. Holy Providence House Display
Adjacent to marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 9, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,075 times since then and 98 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 9, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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