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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Statue of St. Rose Philippine Duchesne by Brunner

This statue of St. Rose Philippine Duchesne is by Brunner. It was originally located at the Academy of the Sacred Heart, Clifton, in Cincinnati, Ohio. It currently is on display at the Academy of the Sacred Heart in St. Charles, Mo.