St. Katherine Drexel Print

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St. Katharine Drexel

Feast Day: March 3

Patroness of philanthropy and racial justice

St. Katharine Drexel was born into a wealthy family in Philadelphia in 1858. Katharine learned young that money could not shelter a person from pain and suffering. St. Katharine was inclined to help the Native and African Americans. She established a religious community, Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament for Indians and Colored. She founded Xavier University in New Orleans, the first Catholic University in the US for African Americans.

Print designed by local artist, Emily Pitre
Size: 5"x7"