Today we honor St. Katharine Drexel, an extraordinary woman who served Native Americans and minorities across the United States.

In 1906 Mother Katharine met with Mother Cabrini, to ask her advice on getting her new order’s Rule approved. The two women were about the same age, only 8 years apart. Both were of modest height. Each had met with Pope Leo XIII.

Mother Cabrini provided the inside scoop on how things worked in Rome, and insisted that Mother Katharine travel to Italy and wait there until the Rule was approved. The Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament enjoy sharing this insight and remain grateful to Mother Cabrini for her sage advice.

St. Katharine Drexel, patron of racial justice, pray for us.

© 2015 St. Frances Cabrini Shrine.