Interview: St. Katharine Drexel Shrine – Philadelphia, PA

In this week’s spiritual pilgrimage, come along with Angela Sealana on a spiritual pilgrimage to the Saint Katharine Drexel Shrine, located in the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul in Philadelphia, PA. St. Katharine is an American saint who was born in the City of Brotherly Love, and is a fantastic role model for followers of Christ! Joining Angela on our journey is Reverend Dennis Gill, Rector, and Pastor, Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, as well as Gina Ingiosi, Associate Director of St. Katharine Drexel Shrine, and Venerable Cornelia Connelly Memorial.

During this episode, you will:

  • Explore the Shrine and its history in Pennsylvania
  • Hear about the life of St. Katharine Drexel
  • And learn about how she can teach, encourage & inspire us today

Featured Images courtesy of Saint Katharine Drexel Shrine, located in the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul. All rights reserved.

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Guest Information

Father Dennis Gill, ordained a priest May 21, 1983 for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, is currently the Rector and Pastor of the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul and the Director of the Office for Divine Worship.  He served as a parochial vicar at Nativity of Our Lord Parish, Warminster, and at Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish, Southampton.  Father Gill completed his graduate studies in the Sacred Liturgy at the Catholic University of America in Washington DC and the Pontifical Liturgical Institute of Saint Anselmo in Rome.  After his graduate studies he served a five year term as the Director of Liturgy at the Pontifical North American College in Vatican City State.  He has been and continues as a professor of Sacred Liturgy at Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary.  He lectures on the Sacred Liturgy throughout the country and recently published the book, Music in Catholic Liturgy: A Pastoral and Theological Companion to Sing to the Lord. He is currently working on a book, Ars Celebrandi: An Artful and Careful Celebration of the Eucharist, for Hillenbrand Books.



Gina Ingiosi, the Associate Director of the St Katharine Drexel Shrine and Venerable Cornelia Connelly Memorial also is serving as a senior research affiliate for the Program for Research on Religion in Urban Civil Society at Penn and is a doctoral candidate in Systematic Theology at the University of Dayton. She received her Masters of Theological Studies and a minor in Gender Studies from the University of Notre Dame and her BA from Villanova University. She has been an adjunct professor at the University of Dayton, Rosemont College, and St Joseph’s University. She has served as the Director of Campus Ministry at Rosemont College, the Faith Formation & Outreach Coordinator at the Miraculous Medal Shrine, and continues to support Catholic Social Services in Philadelphia as a mental health worker at Women of Hope. She has also worked extensively with teens, starting out as a tutor with Project H.O.M.E., then serving as a Community Schools Program Resident Director for A Better Chance, and most recently a recruiter for Way Club, a new, faith-based organization connecting Philly teens to change the narrative around urban youth.


Jewel for the Journey:

“Peacefully do at each moment, what at each moment needs to be done.” – St. Katharine Drexel

A Closer Look at This Week’s Journey:

Images courtesy of Saint Katharine Drexel Shrine, located in the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul. All rights reserved.

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