Saint Katharine Drexel, daughter of a wealthy railroad magnate, she used her fortune to help the Sioux, and to found Xavier University.

Saint Katharine Drexel, daughter of a wealthy railroad magnate, she used her fortune to help the Sioux, and to found Xavier University.

Katie, The Young Life of Mother Katharine Drexel (Chritian Hero)

Katie, The Young Life of Mother Katharine Drexel (Chritian Hero)

Saint Katharine Drexel was amazing!  In an era of crushing racism in America, she reached out to the non-white peoples and dedicated her life to the material and spiritual well-being of black and native Americans.  What a heroine!!

Saint Katharine Drexel was amazing! In an era of crushing racism in America, she reached out to the non-white peoples and dedicated her life to the material and spiritual well-being of black and native Americans. What a heroine!!

Saint Katharine Drexel, S.B.S., (November 26, 1858 – March 3, 1955) was an American religious sister, heiress, philanthropist and educator, later canonized as a Roman Catholic saint.

Saint Katharine Drexel, S.B.S., (November 26, 1858 – March 3, 1955) was an American religious sister, heiress, philanthropist and educator, later canonized as a Roman Catholic saint.

The spirit of poverty: St. Katharine Drexel. Katharine Mary Drexel was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on November 26, 1858, to Francis Anthony Drexel and Hannah Langstroth. Her family owned a considerable banking fortune, and her uncle Anthony Joseph Drexel was the founder of Drexel University in Philadelphia. She took religious vows, dedicating herself and her inheritance to the needs of Native Americans and African-Americans in the western and southwestern United States.

The spirit of poverty: St. Katharine Drexel. Katharine Mary Drexel was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on November 26, 1858, to Francis Anthony Drexel and Hannah Langstroth. Her family owned a considerable banking fortune, and her uncle Anthony Joseph Drexel was the founder of Drexel University in Philadelphia. She took religious vows, dedicating herself and her inheritance to the needs of Native Americans and African-Americans in the western and southwestern United States.

Lakota women in buckskin near tipi, 1941 :: Bureau of Catholic Indian Missions  **the lovely woman on the left has on buckskin with cowrie shells, which is quite unusual. Nice!**

Lakota women in buckskin near tipi, 1941 :: Bureau of Catholic Indian Missions **the lovely woman on the left has on buckskin with cowrie shells, which is quite unusual. Nice!**

Saint Katharine Drexel: Friend of the Oppressed by Ellen Tarry

Saint Katharine Drexel: Friend of the Oppressed by Ellen Tarry

“Detachment from riches is obligatory for entrance into the Kingdom of heaven” (CCC 2544). Admit it. You know the entire Beverly Hillbillies theme song by heart, don’t you? And you can sing it from memory, start to finish. So can I. If you grew up on Jed and Jethro and Elly May like I did, …

“Detachment from riches is obligatory for entrance into the Kingdom of heaven” (CCC 2544). Admit it. You know the entire Beverly Hillbillies theme song by heart, don’t you? And you can sing it from memory, start to finish. So can I. If you grew up on Jed and Jethro and Elly May like I did, …

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