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“A place you have to stop in to visit...”

Saint Katharine Drexel Mission Center and Shrine
Level 5 Contributor
51 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“A place you have to stop in to visit...”
Reviewed 8 August 2013

This is a good place to go to humble yourself and get in touch with the benefits of austerity, self sacrifice and introspection. The shrine is simple. The story of mother Drexel is told from her wealthy upbringing to her total revocation of all that to serve the poor "colored" and Indian people of her time.
Her coffin is actually there, to say a prayer by.
And the church/chapel has its own aura of sanctity. Just to it there in silence and contemplation will leave a mark on you.
And if you've gone to the Casino a couple miles away, all the more reason to stop. The contrast is stunning and really brings you back to earth.
Do make this a place to see, even if you already live in the area and just never got around to seeing it.
You'll find yourself coming back for spiritual renewal more than once.

Visited August 2013
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English first
San Carlos, CA
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“A Spiritual Site!!!”
Reviewed 20 April 2013

Take your time, relax, and soak up the atmosphere. Just sit in the museum and crypt area and let your mind wander wherever it wants to go. Very peaceful and spiritual.

Staff and especially the gift shop staff are helpful and friendly. Hint: When buying a gift leave the small amount of change to be returned for the mission--You won't be sorry.

I am not Catholic, been to many Indigenous sites, etc. There is spirituality here.

Visited February 2013
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Philadelphia, Pa.
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Peaceful Retreat”
Reviewed 22 January 2013

This shrine is a beautiful, peaceful retreat to go to visit and pray. The chapel is magnificent. The gift shop has really cute items reasonably priced. The outside grounds are nice. The history behind this saint makes you really think about your faith.

Visited December 2012
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1 Thank JOLOPhiladelphia_Pa_
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Bensalem, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“miracles at hand”
Reviewed 11 December 2012

if you have a wish for someone or something that is important to you; the shrine there is where to pray

Visited December 2012
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“my trip to this shrine”
Reviewed 31 July 2012

I liked everything about it its a beautiful place It.s very peaceful there and has a little store to shop. Thenuns and staff are nice.

Visited July 2012
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