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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  • Wooden Statue of Philippine at Academy of the Sacred Heart in St. Charles, Missouri
    Wooden Statue of Philippine at Academy of the Sacred Heart in St. Charles, Missouri
  • St. Rose Philippine Duchesne mural (La Colline School in Haiti)
    St. Rose Philippine Duchesne mural (La Colline School in Haiti)
  • Saint Rose Philippine Duchesne stained glass window at Sacred Heart Parish in Mound City Kansas
  • Philippine by Glenn Bahm
    Philippine Image by Glenn Bahm
  • Portrait by Mary Beth Kemper, CPPS
    Portrait by Mary Beth Kemper, CPPS
Sunday, September 23, was full of emotions as descendants of known enslaved persons by the Society of the Sacred Heart gathered at St. Charles Borromeo Church and Academy of the Sacred Heart in Grand Coteau, Louisiana, to remember and honor their ancestors. Read more
On Saturday, September 15, Sacred Heart schools, RSCJ, Associates, alumnae/i, parents and friends of the Sacred Heart participated in service projects around the world in honor of the 200th anniversary of the day Saint Philippine Duchesne opened the first Sacred Heart school in North America. Read more
On September 14, 2018 students, faculty, parents, alumni, RSCJ and friends of the Sacred Heart gathered at the Academy of the Sacred Heart (ASH) in St. Charles, Missouri to celebrate Mass in honor of its 200th anniversary. Read more