Tomb at the Cathedral

Location of the Shrine inside the Cathedral


Cathedral Map

(Location of tomb of Saint Katharine Drexel indicated by star).

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The Shrine to Saint Katharine Drexel is located immediately to the left of the main entrance as you face the front altar.

This altar was dedicated in 2009 and was especially challenging to complete because the marble statue had to be based on the true likeness of Saint Katharine. It was especially important that the original altar be retained because it was donated in the 19th century by Saint Katharine herself, along with her sisters, Elizabeth and Louise, as a memorial to their deceased parents, Francis and Emma Drexel. The Tomb of Saint Katharine is directly to the left. Her sacred remains were translated to the Cathedral Basilica on August 2, 2018. The new tomb was solemnly installed on November 18, 2018.

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