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Saint Katharine Drexel Mission Center and Shrine

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Address: 1663 Bristol Pike, Bensalem, PA 19020-5702
Phone Number: 215-244-9900
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Visit soon--they are selling the Shrine and grounds!

The Shrine and chapel are perfect places for prayer and meditation. The grounds are gorgeous. There are relics of St. Katharine on display. There's also a great cell phone audio... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Debra C
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Although we had each been here before for religious services, we decided to go again with a camera. The 1890's buildings are impressive for the architecture and grounds. A local gem which we hope is not demolished for condos. Free, open, walk in and where you wish. Recommend chapel and a walk around the back.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The Shrine and chapel are perfect places for prayer and meditation. The grounds are gorgeous. There are relics of St. Katharine on display. There's also a great cell phone audio tour available, so bring your earbuds. I'm virtually certain I saw them in the gift shop for sale if you forget them. Speaking of the gift shop, it is excellent.... More 

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Absecon, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

St. Katharine's Shrine is a hidden gem! The grounds are beautiful, the Chapel is stunning and the Shrine, in general, is inspiring. You are permitted to freely walk around and absorb the history, artifacts and pray over St. Katharine's crypt. It is a special place outside of the hustle and bustle of Philadelphia. All parking is free as well as... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

This is a wonderful sanctuary in what is otherwise a busy town. Beautiful grounds, a peaceful setting and the actual burial place of St Katharine Drexel. A must for any Catholic.

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Thank Ajjy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016 via mobile

Drexel will bring some light into your Heart everyone there makes you feel at home arcateture is amazing and so is everything ther you wil leave with a new felling of enlightenment In joy the Sprit of a Real Phila Saint Catherine Drexel Americas Great Saint

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

This attraction is around the corner from where I live. When you first enter the grounds you see a cemetery. I call it Habit cemetery because all the headstones are in the shape of the habit the sisters wore. If you look in the right corner there is a Memorial to Msgr. Joseph Stephan. He was the director of the... More 

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Bensalem, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

if you want to find peace in your heart go there .it is a very nice place to pray .the nuns will pray for you and with you.they have a beautifull gift shop .on the grounds.a lot of history about mother cathrine

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Your visit starts with a drive on the grounds of the Motherhouse of the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament. As you approach the shrine, look around at the beautiful trees, hanging baskets of flowers, the century old garden cross, stone arches and layers of rooftops capped with crosses. The landscape and architecture sets the tone of your pilgrimage visit. There... More 

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Bensalem, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

This is a peaceful holy pilgrimage site. You can sit in the shrine room where the remains of St. Katharine are kept. It has very beautiful energy. There is also a room nearby with St. Katharine's belongings and photos documenting her life and mission. This is an active church and convent so please enter with respect and reverence.

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Southampton, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

Beautiful Shrine and grounds dedcated to St. Katharine. Tour is self guided so you get to take your time and not rush. Very peaceful time for self reflection.

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