St Katherine Drexel

St. Katherine Drexel

"If we wish to serve God and to love our neighbor well, we must manifest our joy in the service we render God and to God's people. Let us open wide our hearts." St. Katherine Drexel

St. Katherine Drexel, the first saint born in the United States, committed her life to serving Native American and African American communities. Her message "Open Wide Our Hearts" is a clear call to people of good will as we create a path leading us to a more just society. She calls us to a humble and expansive love that challenges us to honestly look within and seek the grace needed to be changed more and more into the love of God. A love that respects human dignity and unites us all into a community in Christ. It is the ongoing work of the Feast of the Body and Blood of Christ. It is our mission. Celebrating this feast day, we pray through the intercession of Saint Katherine Drexel of Philadelphia, that we can find inspiration to live with each other in more just and loving ways.