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Saint Katharine Drexel Mission Center and Shrine

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Address: 1663 Bristol Pike, Bensalem, PA 19020-5702
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+1 215-244-9900

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So glad I got to tour it before it closed

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

Reviewed 1 week ago
Cheryl B
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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
Bensalem, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
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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
Frederick, Maryland
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37 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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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 the uniqueness of who it was set up so that the Sisters can see each... More 

Thank crzyJ
Trinity, Florida
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35 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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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
Ashburn, Virginia
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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. The Chapel was very impressive, especially the woodwork. Her tomb and the exhibits below the... More 

Thank VW49
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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106 reviews
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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 you wish. Recommend chapel and a walk around the back.

Thank retiree59_11
Boston, Massachusetts
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18 reviews
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Reviewed 22 August 2016 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 

Thank Debra C
Absecon, New Jersey
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Reviewed 23 May 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 

Thank MakeMyStayFabulous
London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 22 May 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.

Thank Ajjy
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16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 21 April 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

Thank Craig O

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