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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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Beautiful shrine

A beautiful shrine with a casket of saint mother Katherine Drexel. The nuns there are always... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
via mobile
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... read more

Reviewed 19 April 2017
Cheryl B
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1663 Bristol Pike, Bensalem, PA 19020-5702
+1 215-244-9900
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 19 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 5 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 22 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
Reviewed 21 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...More

Thank Debra C
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...More

Thank MakeMyStayFabulous
Reviewed 21 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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