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 Prayer Cards to Download

The Bicentennial Prayer

Spirit of the living God,
you first breathed over the waters of creation,
and one day you breathed a passion into the heart of Philippine Duchesne. ...


A prayer for the Bicentennial has been written for the occasion and translated into French and Spanish.

Click on the document links below to see PDFs of the three versions of the prayer. These files may be downloaded to your computer.

>Read the English prayer here