Thursday, March 3, 2016

Saint Katherine Drexel

Born in Pennsylvania in 1858, by age 33 Katharine Drexel had abandoned the charmed life of a wealthy heiress and soon founded the order of the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament, using her great fortune to create schools for Native Americans and African Americans across the United States. She died in 1955 at age 96. The service and love of Saint Katherine Drexel for the oppressed and despised racial minorities of a divided America helped in the healing of our nation. We can see that her witness is as important as ever. As we remember her today, we pray the Lord remove all traces of prejudice from our own hearts. 

Meditation by Father Luke.