Xavier’s St. Katharine Drexel Chapel is holy ground

October 28, 2022 | The Clarion Herald

By Christine Bordelon  |  Clarion Herald

Dominican Father Victor Laroche is getting to know the students and faculty and discovering his new chaplaincy duties at Xavier University of Louisiana, founded in 1925 by Blessed Sacrament Sister Katharine Drexel.

Among his first tasks was concelebrating a Mass Oct. 15 with Resurrectionist Father Manuel Williams heralding the 10th anniversary of the dedication of the university chapel named for the Philadelphia native – declared a saint in 2000 – whose inheritance was used to create schools and missions in America to educate Black and Indian children.

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