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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Bicentennial

  • Saint Rose Philippine Duchesne illustration on parish bulletin
  • Saint Rose Philippine Duchesne at Pere Marquette Gallery St Louis University
  • Communion of Saints, Tapestry, by John Nava, the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Los Angeles
    Communion of Saints, Tapestry, by John Nava, the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Los Angeles
  • Philippine with Indians
    Philippine with Indians
  • Philippine by Glenn Bahm
    Philippine Image by Glenn Bahm
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
In preparation for Saint Philippine Duchesne's Feast Day, all our 24 Network Schools have joined together to say the Bicentennial Prayer, and give us a gift from our schools to our schools and the Sacred Heart Family.    Read more
The headline in the Clarion Herald, the newspaper for the Archdiocese of New Orleans, reads: Sainted Sacred Heart Foundress Had Pioneer Spirit. The article continues to tell the story of Saint Rose Philippine Duchesne's time in New Orleans.  Read more