Celebrating Saint Rose Philippine Duchesne, a pioneer missionary of the Society of the Sacred Heart, who came to St. Charles, Missouri, from France and founded the first free school west of the Mississippi in September 1818.

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  • Philippine mosaic in the lobby of Cardinal Rigali Center, Shrewsbury, Mo.
    Philippine mosaic in the lobby of Cardinal Rigali Center, Shrewsbury, Mo.
  • St. Rose Philippine Duchesne mosaic by Hildreth Meiere, Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis
    St. Rose Philippine Duchesne mosaic by Hildreth Meiere, Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis
  • Saint Rose Philippine Duchesne sculpture at Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Washington, DC
  • Mission to New World Icon by Patricia Reid, RSCJ
    Mission to New World Icon by Patricia Reid, RSCJ
  • Artwork by Brother Michael O'Neill McGrath, this image appeared on the cover of America Magazine.
    Philippine on the cover of America Magazine.
The Bicentennial Committee is pleased to share Echoes from the Rebecca, a prayer, reflection and guided meditation resource centered around the four calls of the 2016 General Chapter.  To download, click the "vimeo" logo. Once on the vimeo page, click "Download" located beneath the video. Read more
We are happy to share with you a new French-language classroom resource: Une Collection de Lettres de Sainte Rose Philippine Duchesne avec des plans d'études pour la salle de classe. This collection of letters and accompanying curriculum based on the French correspondence of Philippine Duchesne is designed for students in the advanced levels of the French language. Read more
Watch the Alumnae and Alumni of the Sacred Heart's (AASH) gift to the Celebration of the Bicentennial of St. Rose Philippine Duchesne and her legacy. The video was produced by Roselie Bellanca Posselius, Grosse Pointe '73, Bloomfield Hills, '77 and JC Whitelaw. Read more
Saint Philippine and the Academy of the Sacred Heart in St. Charles are featured in the St. Louis Review for Catholic Schools Week. Read more
Artwork from Duchesne Academy of the Sacred Heart
Duchesne Academy of the Sacred Heart in Houston celebrated the Feast of Rose Philippine Duchesne on Friday, November 17 and kicked off the opening of the bicentennial year marking the 200th anniversary of Philippine Duchesne coming to the New World to establish schools in America. Read more