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 in Ursuline courtyard New Orleans
  • St. Rose Philippine Duchesne icon by Milton Frenzel (Villa Duchesne in St. Louis, Mo.)
    St. Rose Philippine Duchesne icon by Milton Frenzel (Villa Duchesne in St. Louis, Mo.)
  • St. Rose Philippine Duchesne, Oil on Panel, by Margaret Mary Nealis, RSCJ
    St. Rose Philippine Duchesne, Oil on Panel, by Margaret Mary Nealis, RSCJ
  • Triptych of Blessed Philippine at the Old St. Ferdinand Shrine, Florissant, Missouri
    Triptych of Blessed Philippine at the Old St. Ferdinand Shrine, Florissant, Missouri
  • Philippine with Native American
    Philippine with Native American
We are happy to share with you a new French-language classroom resource: Une Collection de Lettres de Sainte Rose Philippine Duchesne avec des plans d'études pour la salle de classe. This collection of letters and accompanying curriculum based on the French correspondence of Philippine Duchesne is designed for students in the advanced levels of the French language. Read more
Watch the Alumnae and Alumni of the Sacred Heart's (AASH) gift to the Celebration of the Bicentennial of St. Rose Philippine Duchesne and her legacy. The video was produced by Roselie Bellanca Posselius, Grosse Pointe '73, Bloomfield Hills, '77 and JC Whitelaw. Read more
Saint Philippine and the Academy of the Sacred Heart in St. Charles are featured in the St. Louis Review for Catholic Schools Week. Read more
Artwork from Duchesne Academy of the Sacred Heart
Duchesne Academy of the Sacred Heart in Houston celebrated the Feast of Rose Philippine Duchesne on Friday, November 17 and kicked off the opening of the bicentennial year marking the 200th anniversary of Philippine Duchesne coming to the New World to establish schools in America. Read more
In preparation for Saint Philippine Duchesne's Feast Day, all our 24 Network Schools have joined together to say the Bicentennial Prayer, and give us a gift from our schools to our schools and the Sacred Heart Family.    Read more