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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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  • Portrait by Mary Beth Kemper, CPPS
    Portrait by Mary Beth Kemper, CPPS
  • 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)
  • Oil portrait of Philippine by Virginia Durbin Thibodeau
  • St. Rose Philippine Duchesne, Stained Glass, Most Sacred Heart Church (Eureka, Mo.)
    St. Rose Philippine Duchesne, Stained Glass, Most Sacred Heart Church (Eureka, Mo.)
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
On Wednesday, September 12, 45 students, faculty and staff who represent six of the seven Sacred Heart schools in France arrived in St. Louis in order to participate in the Sacred Heart Global Service Day and explore where Saint Rose Philippine Duchesne lived and worked. Read more