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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Rose Philippine Duchesne, Oil on Canvas, by Hugo von Bouvard

Rose Philippine Duchesne by Hugo von Bouvard

Bouvard’s portrait of Philippine used the familiar symbol of the map (much as Madeleine Sophie is often portrayed with the constitutions, signifying her role as founder).

This portrait currently resides in the collections of the Society of the Sacred Heart United States - Canada Province Archives.