Encounter the Saints Series - Original 14 book set. Read this wonderful story of St. Katharine Drexel, one of the Americas' recently canonized saints. She is known as 'servant of the oppressed'. After the death of her parents, the young Katharine decided to use all the fortune she had inherited to help the less fortunate in America, especially the Indians and African Americans. Acting upon the words she heard while praying before a statue of Our Lady, "Freely you have received, freely give," and from the direct advice of Pope Leo XIII to become a missionary, Katharine Drexel became a religious sister and in 1891 founded the order of the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament. Mother Katharine and her sisters worked tirelessly to serve the material and spiritual needs of the downtrodden through numerous schools and institutions she established around the country. She died in 1955, at the age of 96. She was canonized by Pope John Paul II in 2001. Copyright 2003. Soft cover. 137 pp.
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