The “translation” (or relocation) of the remains of Philadelphia’s beloved St. Katharine Drexel marked its first anniversary in a new shrine at the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul, reflecting an age-old Catholic tradition.

On Aug. 2, more than 130 gathered to honor the move with a memorial Mass celebrated by Father Dennis Gill, director of the Archdiocesan Office for Divine Worship and rector of the Cathedral.

(Read our feature article on the St. Katharine Drexel translation anniversary Mass.)

In his homily, Father Gill said that St. Katharine Drexel — who gave up her family fortune to serve the marginalized African-American and Native American populations — remained a “prophetic witness” to the Gospel.

(All photos by Sarah Webb.)