Katharine Drexel, daughter of Francis Drexel and niece of Joseph Drexel (owner of the Cottage at time Grant spent his final days there), was raised in a family of wealth but also a family who always tried to help others. This led Katharine to seek help for many using her family wealth.
Katharine chose to live a life of service to her religion by becoming a nun and developing a group known as the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament. Using money she inherited from her family, Katharine made it her life’s work to build and fund Schools and Community Centers throughout the United State for disadvantaged African-American and American Indian children.
Her efforts earned her Sainthood in the Catholic Church. Saint Katharine is one of only three American-born Saints.
Dave Hubbard, Grant Cottage Site Manager, will make a presentation on Katharine Drexel.