6ABC to Premiere New Documentary on the Life and Legacy of Saint Katharine Drexel (March 30th and March 31st)

“Saint Katharine Drexel: The Holy Heiress,” a 30-minute documentary on the life and work of Saint Katharine Drexel, will air at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 30th, on 6ABC.  The program is a special presentation of 6ABC’s FYI Philly.  Encore presentations of the documentary will air at 1:00 p.m. and midnight on Sunday, March 31st.

“The Holy Heiress” Saint Katharine Drexel, from her early years growing up in Philadelphia, to her religious life dedicated to serving the needs of African Americans and Native Americans, and how she became a saint.  It also tells of the translation and installation last year of her sacred remains to a newly constructed tomb at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul.

Designated an Archdiocesan shrine last month, the tomb,located near the Drexel Family altar inside the Cathedral’s main entrance, is open for visitation and prayer. More information about the tomb and shrine is available at






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