St. Katharine Drexel's remains being moved to cathedral

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The remains of St. Katharine Drexel will be moved soon to the cathedral of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Philadelphia.

They will be transferred along with her original tomb from the suburban Philadelphia motherhouse of the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament. The move is necessary because the order of nuns is selling its property. 

Church officials say the new shrine at the Cathedral Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul will open this summer.

The transfer of the remains will take place in private.

St. Katharine was the second American-born person to be canonized.

She was born in 1858 into a wealthy Philadelphia family but gave up her life of privilege to establish the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament in 1891. She's known for her work with African-Americans and Native Americans.

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