Trip Planner: USA / Pennsylvania / Bucks County / Bensalem / Historic Sites / National Shrine of St. Katharine Drexel
Each year, thousands of people arrive at the Mission Center and Shrine. Some come to pray, others to see this historic place and learn about the life of an extraordinary American woman, Saint Katharine Drexel.See National Shrine of St. Katharine Drexel and all Bensalem has to offer by arranging your trip with our Bensalem vacation route planner.
The Mission Center offers visitors a place to pray, relax, learn, and eat. Covered ramps lead from the Mission Center to St. Elizabeth Chapel and Shrine. The Gift Shop and bathrooms are conveniently located. The indoor cafe and the open air patio with tables make pleasant places to eat and chat. Elevators provide easy access to the auditorium and meeting room on the second floor.
The Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament partner with others to offer programs in spirituality, justice issues, environmental responsibility, Eucharistic theology, liturgy, etc.
The Sisters want to preserve the sense of the sacred many visitors say they experience. Time and again they tell how they appreciate the quiet and prayerful environment, within the buildings and on the grounds.
Some pilgrimage groups traveling with a priest include the Eucharistic liturgy as an essential part of their spiritual journey. A group may plan a structured day of prayer and sharing.
Historically the apostolate of the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament has been primarily with Black and Native American people, first in the United States, more recently in Haiti. Much of the art displayed in St. Elizabeth Chapel, the Gift Shop offers works by or about Native American, African and Haitian artists and musicians.
Furniture, photo displays, and other artifacts graphically tell the story of St. Katharine Drexel, the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament, and the accomplishments of Black and Native American people.
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The St.Elizabeth Chapel and the Tomb are beautifull ,a wonderfull place for personal reflection and Prayer. See it now,before it closes. more »
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 K... more »
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