Long-time writer for The Catholic Standard and Times and CatholicPhilly.com Lou Baldwin recalled his career as a Catholic journalist and his life’s connections to St. Katharine Drexel and her Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament March 3, after he received the order’s National Social Justice Award at the Bensalem motherhouse and shrine to the saint on her feast day. See our photo gallery from the day, by photographer Sarah Webb.
Children from the choir of St. Katharine Drexel Regional Catholic School in Holland, Bucks county, sing during the Mass March 3 at St. Elizabeth Chapel at the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament Mission Center in Bensalem.
Cantor Sabrina DiNofa, of St. Katharine Drexel Regional Catholic School in Holland, leads the congregation in song.
A capacity congregation of 300 filled the chapel of the Blessed Sacrament Sisters, where founder St. Katharine Drexel once prayed, and which hosted the March 3 Mass.
The St. Katharine Drexel Regional School choir sings during Mass.
Archbishop Charles Chaput gives the final blessing and dismissal to end the Mass.
Lou Baldwin accepts the National Peace and Justice Award from Sister Patricia Suchalski, S.B.S.
The recipient of the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament’s 2013 National Peace and Justice Award, Lou Baldwin, addresses the congregation after accepting the award.
Lou Baldwin (right) receives applause from guests at the Mass and award presentation, including especially his wife, Rita (center).
Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, celebrant and homilist for the Mass for the Third Sunday of Lent and St. Katharine Drexel’s feast day, shares a light moment with Lou and Rita Baldwin.
The choir, congregation and celebrants join in worship of God during the Mass March 3 at St. Elizabeth Chapel, Bensalem.