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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The Academy of the Sacred Heart in St. Charles, Missouri, was the first free school west of the Mississippi River when it opened in 1818. A story about the school and its foundress - Saint Rose Philippine Duchesne - was recently featured in the Mid Rivers Newsmagazine, published for St. Charles County.

Read the article here.