On February 12, 1891, Katharine Drexel pronounced her vows as the first member of the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament. She added one vow to the usual ones of poverty, chastity, and obedience:

“To be the mother and servant of the Indian and Negro races according to the rule of the Sisters of the…

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