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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  • St. Rose Philippine Duchesne, Stained Glass, Most Sacred Heart Church (Eureka, Mo.)
    St. Rose Philippine Duchesne, Stained Glass, Most Sacred Heart Church (Eureka, Mo.)
  • Portrait by Mary Beth Kemper, CPPS
    Portrait by Mary Beth Kemper, CPPS
  • St. Rose Philippine Duchesne, Stained Glass, St. Paul Cathedral, Minn.
    St. Rose Philippine Duchesne, Stained Glass, St. Paul Cathedral, Minn.
  • Saint Rose Philippine Duchesne in Ursuline courtyard New Orleans
  • Saint Rose Philippine Duchesne illustration on parish bulletin
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