Saint Katherine Drexel Shrine to be closed

It was announced in May 2016 that the Order of the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament is going to sell the 44-acre Bensalem estate housing its mother house and the Shrine of Saint Katherine Drexel.  

Declining numbers and the need to care for retired Sisters, along with maintenance costs, were cited as the reasons for the closure.

The Shrine will remain open until the end of 2017, when her body will be transferred to the Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul in Philadelphia.