Although Mother Drexel and the women of her order were dedicated to eliminating racial lines, the people they encountered in their work were not often on their side. One such group of people were the Ku Klux Klan who in 1922 "threatened to tar and feather... at one of Drexel’s schools and bomb his [sic] church" in Beaumont, Texas.There's more! Read the article.
The nuns prayed and days later, a tornado came and destroyed the headquarters of the KKK, killing two of their members.
The Sisters were never threatened again.
Monday, March 05, 2012
St. Katharine Drexel vs. KKK
From Rocco. How St. Katharine Drexel beat the KKK.
Posted by Mr. Alan Phipps, O.P. at 3/05/2012