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St. Edward's Convent, designed by Milton Stratton of Bar Harbor, and completed in 1917, was commissioned by Louise Drexel Morrell for the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament, an order formed by her sister, Saint Katherine Drexel. With St. Edward's School, also funded by the Morrells, it was part of a complex of buildings supporting Holy Redeemer Catholic Church. The convent is now a private residence.

The Drexel sisters were the heirs of Francis Drexel, a prominent Philadelphia banker and founder of Drexel & Co. Their uncle, Anthony Drexel, also a partner in the firm, founded Drexel University. The sisters were very wealthy and very devout Catholics. Mrs. Morrell established and financed many institutions and her obituary in the New York Times estimated that she had spent more than $6 million dollars (in 1945!) in "educational work and in promotion of the Catholic faith." The Morrells summered in Bar Harbor at their estate, 'Thirlstane.'

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St. Edward's Convent
St. Edward's Convent, designed by Milton Stratton of Bar Harbor, and completed in 1917, was commissioned by Louise Drexel Morrell for the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament, an order formed by her sister, Saint Katherine Drexel. With St. Edward's School, also funded by the Morrells, it was part of a complex of buildings supporting Holy Redeemer Catholic Church. The convent is now a private residence.<br />
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The Drexel sisters were the heirs of Francis Drexel, a prominent Philadelphia banker and founder of Drexel & Co. Their uncle, Anthony Drexel, also a partner in the firm, founded Drexel University. The sisters were very wealthy and very devout Catholics. Mrs. Morrell established and financed many institutions and her obituary in the New York Times estimated that she had spent more than $6 million dollars (in 1945!) in "educational work and in promotion of the Catholic faith." The Morrells summered in Bar Harbor at their estate, 'Thirlstane.'