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

  • Saint Rose Philippine Duchesne stained glass window at Sacred Heart Parish in Mound City Kansas
  • Saint Rose Philippine Duchesne illustration on parish bulletin
  • St. Rose Philippine Duchesne mural (La Colline School in Haiti)
    St. Rose Philippine Duchesne mural (La Colline School in Haiti)
  • Saint Rose Philippine Duchesne sculpture at Duchesne Academy Omaha Nebraska
  • Statue of St. Rose Philippine Duchesne by Brunner
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At the recent Sacred Heart Spirituality Forum, a special gift was presented to Provincial Sheila Hammond, RSCJ, and the United States - Canada Province. Read more
St. Louis Walk of Fame
St. Rose Philippine Duchesne will be inducted into the St. Louis Walk of Fame at 11:30 a.m. Friday, June 23, which is the Feast of the Sacred Heart. The ceremony will take place at 6241 Delmar in The Loop, the location of St. Philippine’s star and plaque. Read more
Pilgrims (from left) Roscoe Hill, Ann Sieben and Jim Adams, Ann Sieben visits Saint Philippine's sarcophagus.
On Monday, March 24, 2017, three pilgrims (ages 80, 76 and 53) walked from Mound City, Kansas, to St. Charles, Missouri, in honor of the bicentennial of Saint Rose Philippine Duchesne. After visiting Sugar Creek and the area Saint Philippine lived and prayed with the Potawatomi, they began their 335-mile to the Academy of the Sacred Heart, Saint Philippine’s first school and resting place. Read more
Flat Philippine, Flat Philippine to color
Using the concept of Flat Stanley, a children’s book from 1964 about a boy who becomes flat and can be mailed around the world, Flat Philippine was designed as a fun way to share the story of Philippine around the world! Read more
St. Louis Review
The St. Louis Review featured the celebration of St. Rose Philippine's feast day in St. Charles, Mo.  Read more

Quotes from Philippine

1820

"I have not the slightest doubt that Divine Providence, which has guided us to this country through so many dangers and difficulties will complete the work by hidden means, which seem to disguise God's way of helping, but which only make them seem more wonderful to those who follow him along the path of love."
~ Letter to her cousin, Josephine