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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Embracing Flat Philippine

The Academy of the Sacred Heart in New Orleans recently shared on their website the story of our Bicentennial and the fun we are having with #FlatPhilippine. 

On the first day of school, their students were greeted by one of our founding members of the Sacred Heart community—Flat Philippine. Soon after, they were each given their own small cut-outs of Flat Philippine, and now, she is making a splash on social media (#FlatPhilippine) by traveling with our students and other members of the Sacred Heart community, both here at the Rosary and at our Network schools across the globe. Flat Philippine is a representation of Saint Rose Philippine Duchesne, one of our founding mothers who brought Sacred Heart education to the New World. She makes her debut this school year to kick off a yearlong celebration of the 200th anniversary of Sacred Heart education in North America. She symbolizes Philippine's pioneer spirit and helps us remember her journey to the New World as she planted the seeds of Sacred Heart education.

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