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Remains of St. Katharine Drexel to be moved to the Cathedral this Fall

July 24, 2018

St. Katharine Drexel’s Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament’s “Motherhouse,” where the saint’s remains have been enshrined. The Archdiocese is announcing plans today to move the remains to the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul in Philadelphia.

By Staff

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia announced Tuesday its complicated plans for moving remains of Saint Katharine Drexel from a shrine in Bensalem to a newly constructed tomb in Philadelphia’s Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul.

Archdiocese spokesman Ken Gavin said the move to Logan Square is expected to occur in September with the tomb opening to the public sometime this fall.

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