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Saint Katharine Drexel Mission Center and Shrine

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Address: 1663 Bristol Park, Bensalem, PA 19020-8502
Phone Number: 215-244-9900
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A peaceful holy place with beautiful grounds

Very inspiring, a lot of history, I did not dislike anything about this place. They could have a small restaurant which would be nice for travelers.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 17, 2015
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Very inspiring, a lot of history, I did not dislike anything about this place. They could have a small restaurant which would be nice for travelers.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

this free and you can see the crypt of Katherine herself as well as artifacts from her life. Also the beautiful old church and grounds with graves of Drexel family and nuns alike. Even a gift shop

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Springfield, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

WOW !! What a beautiful old church with the unique 'in choir' sides and the set up for celebrating the Mass. The actual Shrine and St. Katharine's tomb are located in the lower church under the main church. A great place to pray and meditate. They have a very nice gift shop. A definite stop for Catholics to see and... More 

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Newtown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Every so often I like to take advantage of visiting and make a day pilgrimage to a local shrine of one our saints. Saint Katharine Drexel Mission Center/Shrine and holy grounds are a tranquil, serene jewel nestled in the hustle-bustle of the city and suburbs. If you want to clear your head, say a prayer or hear a prayer, then... More 

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Bensalem, Pennsylvania
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Not sure why this place is listed. It houses sick and elderly nuns. Dont take me negatively, it is jusg that there is nothjng to see other than a small graveyard and church walls. It is in no-way a travel destination.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015 via mobile

Example, holiness, peace---- the legacy of Mother Katherine Drexel and SBS! " Abide in the Vine!" Thank you

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

What an indescribable wonderful place to go! From the chapel to the shrine its amazing. So peaceful and quiet. An excellent place for self reflection and prayer. The grounds are inviting and wonderful mature trees with the perfect park bench. Everyone is Welcome! Small history about Saint Katharine Drexel and her incredible story inside the Shrine. The Indian Prayer Basket... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 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... More 

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San Carlos, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 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... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

This tranquil sanctuary houses the tomb of Saint Katharine Drexel and a museum with artifacts from her life amid beautiful, peaceful surroundings. You could spend the better part of a day walking the grounds, praying and meditating. The Sisters and the people who staff the shop are wonderfully kind and helpful. If you're in the Philadelphia area, this is a... More 

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Address: 1663 Bristol Park, Bensalem, PA 19020-8502
Phone Number: 215-244-9900
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Bucks County  >  Bensalem

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