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.


Year of Prayer | Año de Oración | Année de Prières
Nov 18, 2017 to Nov 18, 2018
This Year of Prayer celebrates the missionary journey of Philippine Duchesne and her four companions from France to the New World, thus beginning the internationality of the Society of the Sacred Heart, now in 41 countries.  Read more
Jun 29, 2018
As part of its bicentennial celebration in 2018, the Society of the Sacred Heart has commissioned a sculpture of Saint Rose Philippine Duchesne for the Jubilee Prayer Garden at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis, 4431 Lindell Blvd. This will be a life-sized, seated sculpture of Philippine with a map on her lap. Read more
Sacred Heart Frontiers Conference, Sagrado Corazón Conferencia sobre fronteras, Sacré-Cœur Conférence « De nouvelles frontières »
Jul 19, 2018 to Jul 22, 2018
  An academic conference in honor of Saint Rose Philippine Duchesne, who went to the frontiers of her world. How is the Society of the Sacred Heart going to the frontiers of our day? Read more
Cokie Roberts
Jul 19, 2018
Crossing Frontiers Lecture Series  Presented in collaboration with the Missouri History Museum and the Society of the Sacred Heart and its celebration, Saint Rose Philippine Duchesne: 200 Years Crossing Frontiers Read more
Celebrating 200 Years of Catholic Education
Sep 07, 2018
  Join us at Frontier Park in St. Charles, Missouri, for a reenactment of Philippine's arrival in St. Charles. Reenactment of St. Rose Philippine Duchesne’s Arrival in St. CharlesOutdoor Jaycee Stage in Frontier Park500 South Riverside DriveSt. Charles, Missouri 63301 Schedule Read more
Global Service Day, Saint Rose Philippine Duchesne
Sep 15, 2018
  Who: Parents, Alums, Students, Faculty, Staff, RSCJ, Associates, Children of Mary, Friends... What: Joining together as the international family of the Sacred Heart to honor Philippine by a day of service in her name. Read more
La Jornada Mundial del Servicio , Santa Rosa Filipina Duchesne
Sep 15, 2018
  Quien: padres, ex alumnos/as, estudiantes, profesorado, personal, RSCJ, asociados, hijos de María, amigos… Qué: reunirnos como familia internacional del Sagrado Corazón para honrar a Filipina con un día de servicio en su nombre. Read more
La Journée mondiale du Service, Saint Rose Philippine Duchesne
Sep 15, 2018
  Qui: parents, anciens élèves, étudiants, corps enseignant, personnel, RSCJ, associés, Enfants de Marie, amis, etc. Quoi: se rassembler, en tant que famille internationale du Sacré-Cœur, pour honorer Philippine avec une journée de service en son nom. Read more
Nov 18, 2018
November 18, 2018 will mark the close of the Bicentennial celebration of the Society of the Sacred Heart in the United States and Canada. In 1818, St. Rose Philippine Duchesne and four companions arrived in St. Charles and within days opened a school in a log cabin, the first free school west of the Mississippi and the beginning of the Society’s mission of education in the Americas. Read more