S+L logo

S+L BLOG: Philadelphia



On Saturday, September 26 2015, Pope Francis arrived in Philadelphia for the final leg of his Apostolic Visit to the United States. Shortly after arrival, the Holy Father celebrated Mass with Bishops, Clergy and Religious at the Cathedral of Sts Peter and Paul. See below for the full text of the Holy Father’s remarks. Homily, ...read more
The Pope will arrive at the last stop of the apostolic journey on Saturday morning, in Philadelphia, the former American capital and the city of philos. In this city, the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States were signed. And in this city, the World Meeting of Families and the Apostolic Journey are taking place, two events that will prove to be historical in the American Church. ...read more
“You illustrate humility, you model service, and a hope we all are hoping and waiting for.” On the morning of September 19th, you, Holy Father, flew to Havana, Cuba, where people raised their eyes to welcome you.  A path of faith was printed in the itinerary of your visit to Cuba, celebrating Mass, vespers, and ...read more
Today on Perspectives, Pope Francis concludes his visit in Cuba, arrives in the USA and the opening of the World Meeting of Families. ...read more
Pope Francis is set to embark on a 9 day Apostolic Voyage to Cuba and the U.S.A, in what will be the longest trip for the Pontiff since his election as Pope. Pope Francis’s visit will include multiple masses, prayer vigils, meetings with religious communities and public and private addresses. Salt + Light will be providing ...read more
Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on November 26, 1858, Katharine Drexel was the second of three daughters of Francis Anthony Drexel. Francis was a nationally and internationally well-known banker and philanthropist. Francis’ first wife Hannah gave birth to a daughter Elizabeth and three years later to Katharine in 1858. Never fully recovered from childbirth, Hannah died ...read more