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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French Bicentennial Wine to be Produced

In celebration of the bicentennial in 2018 of the Academy of the Sacred Heart in St. Charles, Mo., a special wine is being produced and made available for purchase. French winemaker Jean-Louis Chave, husband of Erin Cannon Chave ’85, is overseeing production of a Cuvée Bicentennaire. The Chaves live one hour’s drive from Grenoble, France, the birthplace of St. Philippine Duchesne. The Chave family has been growing grapes and making wine in this region in France since 1481. The bicentennial wine will be Chave’s Cotes du Rhone—commonly subtitled “Mon Coeur.”

The bicentennial wine is being sold in six-bottle cases for $180 and will be delivered to the Academy. Please note that the wine will NOT be shipped to other destinations in the U. S., and must be picked up from the Academy when its arrival is announced. Estimated delivery: winter 2017-2018.

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