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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Church officials are commemorating Saint Katharine Drexel as the Archdiocese of Philadelphia unveiled the new tomb at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul Tuesday morning.

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The event celebrated the installation of a new tomb built for her after her remains were transferred to the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul. The old tomb was moved from a convent in Bensalem earlier this year, after being housed there for 125 years.

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Saint Katharine Drexel was the second American-born person to ever be canonized, which happened on Oct. 1, 2000.

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Although she was born into tremendous wealth, Saint Drexel gave up her life of privilege. Instead of a high-society life, she created the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament in 1891. She worked hard to help African-Americans, Native Americans and was an inspiration to many women.

The archdiocese will officially mark the installation of the tomb with a mass on Sunday, Nov. 18.