(1858 - 1955)Catholic religious founder and missionary. She used her family's fortune to fund mission schools and churches for Native and African Americans. She professed her vows in 1891, founded her own order, the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament, and directed it for over 40 years. Drexel's ministries addressed social inequities and provided quality education to minorities at schools like Holy Providence School here. She was canonized in 2000.
|Placed By||Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 at 1:48pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18T E 503619 N 4435867|
|Decimal Degrees||40.07306667, -74.95755000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 40° 4.384', W 74° 57.453'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||40° 4' 23.04" N, 74° 57' 27.18" W|
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|Area Code(s)||215, 267|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 851-899 Gravel Pike, Bensalem PA 19020, US|
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