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Saint Katharine Drexel Mission Center and Shrine

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Unfortunately the shrine of Katherine Drexel closed a few months ago. This was a breathtaking... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
josie h
Richboro, Pennsylvania
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Food is good cheese fries are great! Televisions all over so you don’t miss your favorite time and... read more

Reviewed 18 July 2018
Freehold, New York
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Unfortunately the shrine of Katherine Drexel closed a few months ago. This was a breathtaking place to sit and pray, mediitate and talk to God. I miss the Shrine very much.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank josie h
Reviewed 18 July 2018

Food is good cheese fries are great! Televisions all over so you don’t miss your favorite time and you can have your favorite alcoholic drink

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank cathy069
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Last Friday I spent 4 hours in the peaceful serenity of this place. Since 1891 this shrine has provided a beacon of light, but sadly it will be closed on December 31st. The causes St. Katharine espoused are as important today as they were during...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank NYCvet
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Before it closes, the Drexel shrine is a place to see. The architecture alone is amazing and the story of Saint Katherine is inspiring. People of all faiths should make a pilgrimage.

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank jerryc649
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

How often outside the Vatican or a major cathedral can you get close up and learn about a real saint? Whether Catholic or not, the history, tribute to civil rights for African American and Native Americans, and overall beauty of these wonderful exhibits and grounds...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank Dorothy S
Reviewed 11 July 2017

The shrine is a hidden treasure. The grounds are beautiful and the chapel is so impressive you'll want to spend most of your time there in quiet prayer. It's a shame it will be closing at the end of the year.

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank Christine R
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

An inspirational location for Catholics as well as anyone who appreciates saints and examples of selfless service. The shrine has a very informative video about St Katharine's life plus museum pieces demonstrating the life of a truly remarkable woman and philanthropist. Spend some time in...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank rogeri343
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

A beautiful shrine with a casket of saint mother Katherine Drexel. The nuns there are always helpful and friendly and beautiful pews and request basket. A good gift shop too.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Ghostdog723
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

It was a very tranquil place. It is very sad they are closing it. Beautiful Grounds and buildings. Benches throughout the property make for a great place to sit and chat

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Cheryl B
Reviewed 14 March 2017

The St.Elizabeth Chapel and the Tomb are beautifull ,a wonderfull place for personal reflection and Prayer. See it now,before it closes.

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank Heidrun M
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