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St. Katharine Drexel, Born November 26, 1858 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Died March 3, 1955 (aged 96) Bensalem, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Beatified November 20, 1988 by Pope John Paul II
Canonized October 1, 2000 by Pope John Paul II
Feast March 3 Patronage Philanthropy, racial justice
Saint Katharine Drexel, S.B.S., (November 26, 1858 – March 3, 1955) was an American heiress, philanthropist, religious sister, educator, and foundress. She was canonized by the Roman Catholic Church in 2000; Her Mission was dedicated to education and service to African American and Native American children.
She was the second canonized saint to have been born in the United States and the first to have been born a U.S. citizen.