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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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AMAZING!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 16, 2014
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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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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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 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.

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Bensalem, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

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

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 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.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2012 via mobile

Great place to visit. Built in 1891the. With old world charm. Chapel is simple and beautiful. Also has a gift shop and cafe area. Aaaaa

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2012

I went to the Shrine with my daughter's First Holy Communion class. I loved the tour and learning a lot about Saint Katherine. Now that I think about it, I need to go back. Maybe put together a class trip for my students...

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Philadelphia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2012

Take a tour of the grounds and the shrine area. See Saint Katharine Drexel's Crypt and slao check out their gift shop. The people who volunteer make most of the gifts in ;there.

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