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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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Bicentennial

  • Icon of Philippine at prayer by Kyoko Fuller located at Duchesne Academy in Omaha, Nebraska
    Icon of Philippine
  • Brunner statue of Philippine on the "front porch", Academy of the Sacred Heart
    Brunner statue of Philippine on the "front porch", Academy of the Sacred Heart
  • Saint Rose Philippine Duchesne stained glass window at Sacred Heart Parish in Mound City Kansas
  • Triptych of Blessed Philippine at the Old St. Ferdinand Shrine, Florissant, Missouri
    Triptych of Blessed Philippine at the Old St. Ferdinand Shrine, Florissant, Missouri
  • Rose Philippine Duchesne by Hugo von Bouvard
    Rose Philippine Duchesne, Oil on Canvas, by Hugo von Bouvard
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