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
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? Pallottine Renewal CenterFlorissant, Missouri (Saint Louis) Read more
Jul 19, 2018
Journalist and author Cokie Roberts, alumna of Sacred Heart schools in New Orleans and Bethesda, Maryland, will speak at the Missouri History Museum in St. Louis on July 19. Her topic will be Pioneering Women. More information will be posted soon. Read more
Academy of the Sacred Heart 1818-2018
Sep 07, 2018
Join us at Frontier Park in St. Charles, Missouri, for a reenactment of Philippine's arrival in St. Charles. Friday, September 7, 2018Time to be determined Read more
Global Service Day, Saint Rose Philippione Duchesne
Sep 15, 2018
  Picture Saint Rose Philippione Duchesne seated with a map on her lap. If Philippine were here today, what would attract her, where would she place herself, and/or where would she yearn to serve? 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