With this miracle approved, Katharine Drexel was beatified on November 20, 1988, by Pope John Paul II. Similar to Neumann’s Canonization, the Archdiocese sent 1,000 pilgrims to Rome to witness the joyous occasion. While Halvey did not travel to Rome, he was in Philadelphia for the Mass of Thanksgiving held on December 4, 1988, at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul. Bevilacqua and Krol were both celebrants at the Mass and Archbishop Eugene Marino, the first black Archbishop in the United States, gave the homily. Following Communion, the Jemez Pueblo performed a Buffalo Dance, which is a winter prayer of thanksgiving.