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Saint Katharine Drexel Mission Center and Shrine

1663 Bristol Pike, Bensalem, PA 19020-5702
+1 215-244-9900
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Don't let the opportunity to visit slip away! The clock is ticking.

Last Friday I spent 4 hours in the peaceful serenity of this place. Since 1891 this shrine has... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
NYCvet
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New York City, New York
Drexel shrine

Before it closes, the Drexel shrine is a place to see. The architecture alone is amazing and the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
jerryc649
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1663 Bristol Pike, Bensalem, PA 19020-5702
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Reviewed 6 days ago

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

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.

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

Thank dorothyk490
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.

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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

Thank Roger I
Reviewed 23 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.

Thank Ghostdog723
Reviewed 20 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

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.

Thank Heidrun M
Reviewed 6 September 2016

Beautiful and simple shrine for Saint Katharine Drexel. I didn't see anything about the grounds being sold while there, but it will be sad if they are. The Chapel is unique and was designed by Saint Katharine herself. It was very peaceful and I enjoyed...More

Thank crzyJ
Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Serene setting in Philadelphia suburb. Moving displays showing the good works done by this order of Sisters and their founder Saint Katharine Drexel. An hour or two well spent.

Thank Michael J
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