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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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Come Visit a Real Saint!

How often outside the Vatican or a major cathedral can you get close up and learn about a real... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
dorothyk490
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Los Angeles, California
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Peaceful and Beautiful!

The shrine is a hidden treasure. The grounds are beautiful and the chapel is so impressive you'll... read more

Reviewed 11 July 2017
Christine R
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West Windsor Township, New Jersey
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1663 Bristol Pike, Bensalem, PA 19020-5702
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

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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 1 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
Reviewed 27 August 2016

As other reviewers note, this shrine will be closing so we were especially blessed to have visited the grounds, St Elizabeth Chapel, tomb and the Mission Center. As part of our group tour we saw a nice video show about St Katharine in the center....More

Thank VW49
Reviewed 23 August 2016

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...More

Thank retiree59_11
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