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 sculpture at Duchesne Academy Omaha Nebraska
  • Saint Rose Philippine Duchesne, by William J. Schickel, acrylic on canvas, 1974
    Saint Rose Philippine Duchesne, by William J. Schickel, acrylic on canvas, 1974
  • St. Rose Philippine Duchesne mural (La Colline School in Haiti)
    St. Rose Philippine Duchesne mural (La Colline School in Haiti)
  • Rose Philippine Duchesne by Hugo von Bouvard
    Rose Philippine Duchesne, Oil on Canvas, by Hugo von Bouvard
  • Communion of Saints, Tapestry, by John Nava, the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Los Angeles
    Communion of Saints, Tapestry, by John Nava, the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Los Angeles
Academy of the Sacred Heart 1818
We invite you to discover Philippine’s life by exploring lessons plans shared by Network of Sacred Heart schools. Go to: www.crossingfrontiers2018.org Read more
“Saint Rose Philippine Duchesne: A Heart on Fire across Frontiers”
In time for its bicentennial celebration, the Society of the Sacred Heart has published “Saint Rose Philippine Duchesne: A Heart on Fire across Frontiers,” written by Carolyn Osiek, RSCJ. Read more
Maryville University Alumni Director Erin Verry recently presented a check for $25,000 to the Academy of the Sacred Heart to underwrite Jane Shannon Cannon’s new book on the history of the Academy, Two Hundred Years: A Legacy of Love and Learning. The book was written in anticipation of the Academy's upcoming bicentennial celebration, and will be released later this summer. Read more
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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

Quotes from Philippine

Journal - 1819

"It would be very wrong for us ever to lack confidence in Divine Providence after all the proofs we have had of God’s care of us: a small sack of rice sufficed for the entire year, and we ate rice frequently. Coffee and sweetening were supplied by the kind Ursulines of New Orleans."
~ Journal