Saint Katharine Drexel (1855–1955) St. Katharine Drexel

Drexel grew up in a wealthy Philadelphia family. Motivated by a desire to assist especially black and Native Americans, Drexel founded a religious congregation, the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament. She and her sisters founded many educational and charitable institutions, including Xavier University in New Orleans. She was canonized October 1, 2000.

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Children's E. Tarry, Saint Katharine Drexel: Friend of the Oppressed  

Children's S.H. Wallace, Saint Katharine Drexel: The Total Gift

 M.V.B. Holt, Meet Katharine Drexel : Heiress and God's Servant of the Oppressed

L. Baldwin, Saint Katharine Drexel : Apostle to the Oppressed