3rd March - Saint Katharine Drexel - Independent Catholic News
3rd March - Saint Katharine Drexel - Independent Catholic News: Nun and foundress. Katharine Drexel was the daughter of a millionaire banker. Born in Philadelphia in 1858, she had an excellent education and travelled widely. Her unusual family had their own railway car and were used to every luxury. But her mother also opened the door of their home to the poor three days each week and her father spent half an hour each evening in prayer. As a young woman Katherine nursed her stepmother through a three-year terminal illness.