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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Beginning of Bicentennial for the United States-Canada Province

RSCJs renew vows

On Friday, June 23, 2017, the Religious of the Sacred Heart from the United States-Canada Province celebrated a special Eucharist on the Feast of the Sacred Heart – the feast day when Saint Philippine Duchesne arrived in the New World.

The Mass and reception were held at the chapel at Villa Duchesne and Oak Hill School in St. Louis, Missouri. Videocameras were set up in the chapel, allowing members of the Sacred Heart family across the United States and Canada to join by webcast.

Religious of the Sacred Heart, Associates and Children of Mary in attendance renewed their vows and promises.

See below for the homily by Sheila Hammond, RSCJ.

 

Bicentennial Feast of the Sacred Heart Mass from Society of the Sacred Heart on Vimeo.