Rosaries Honoring St. Katharine Drexel

5 May

medals1  On May 3, 2016 the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament announced that they plan to sell the 44 acre estate in Bensalem, Pennsylvania which presently serves as the mother house of their order and a shrine to their foundress, St. Katharine Drexel.

Katharine Drexel, daughter of one of the most prominent families of Philadelphia, used her family’s wealth to establish a religious order that has served the community, especially minority populations, for nearly 125 years.   When she was canonized in 2000, Katharine Drexel became only the second American-born saint.

medals6  The Rosary Collectors have been proud to periodically exhibit their collection at the shrine and thank the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament for their service.


To learn about unique rosaries, read The Rosary Collector’s Guide by Gloria Brady Hoffner and Helen Hoffner.  This 152 page hardcover reference book published by Schiffer Publishing has over 200 color photographs of rosaries ranging from those owned by England’s King Henry VIII to those honoring Pope Francis.  The Rosary Collector’s Guide is available at Barnes and Noble and Amazon as well as The Catholic Faith Store Online, Adoremus, and other book stores, religious article stores, and websites.



One Response to “Rosaries Honoring St. Katharine Drexel”

  1. Relax... May 5, 2016 at 2:32 AM #



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