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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  • Saint Rose Philippine Duchesne illustration on parish bulletin
  • St. Rose Philippine Duchesne, Stained Glass, Most Sacred Heart Church (Eureka, Mo.)
    St. Rose Philippine Duchesne, Stained Glass, Most Sacred Heart Church (Eureka, Mo.)
  • 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
  • Saint Rose Philippine Duchesne icon by Milton Frenzel
  • Philippine Praying
Join the University of San Diego and the Society of the Sacred Heart for the Bicentennial Celebration of St. Rose Philippine Duchesne. Date and Time Tuesday, October 2, 4-6:30 p.m. Location Founders Chapel, University of San Diego Details 4 p.m. Mass, Most Reverend Bishop Robert W. McElroy presiding Read more
In celebration of the Bicentennial of Philippine's arrival in the New World, join our beloved Saint and visit the sites where she lived and walked! Download "In the footsteps of Saint Philippine Duchesne: A self-guided tour" below. Read more
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On Friday, June 29, 2018, a sculpture of Saint Philippine was unveiled and blessed by the Most Rev. Robert J. Carlson, archbishop of St. Louis, and Sheila Hammond, RSCJ, provincial of the Society of the Sacred Heart, United States-Canada Province. Read more
To honor the Bicentennial of our Patroness, the 3rd grade students at Oak Hill School in St. Louis, Missouri, performed an original musical, “Crossing Frontiers,” written and directed by Mrs. Caroline Zarinelli. The opening number “#4 Grand Rue” highlights St. Rose Philippine's large and vibrant family life and her desires to live the religious life. Read more
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