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Spirituality and the belief that striving to emulate the life of Jesus Christ will inspire students to grow into caring, well-rounded individuals has led the University to launch an $10 million Chapel Campaign. The St. Katharine Drexel Chapel will be a place where the Xavier community can come together to celebrate the Eucharist, enrich its knowledge of the liturgy, foster religious vocations, attend life-altering retreats, participate in ministries of service, and give time and talent to assist the poor.

St. Katharine Drexel, born a wealthy Philadelphia socialite, founded the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament with the hope that she and her religious order would bring Christ's word to disadvantaged peoples through the United States. She founded Xavier University in 1925, and it remains our nation's only Catholic and Historically Black College and the only college or university founded by a U.S. born Saint of the Catholic Church. On March 3, 2012, Xavier will dedicate the St. Katharine Drexel chapel, the first free-standing house of worship on the campus. The chapel was designed by internationally known architect Cesar Pelli.

Donations are still being accepted for the $10 million, four-thousand square foot structure which will seat up to 430 with a day chapel to seat 40. For more information on the St. Katharine Drexel Chapel on the Xavier University campus, please visit: http://www.xula.edu/institutional-advancement/index_chapel.php

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