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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Frontiers Conference

Jul 19, 2018 to Jul 22, 2018
Sacred Heart Frontiers Conference
Sagrado Corazón Conferencia sobre fronteras
Sacré-Cœur Conférence « De nouvelles frontières »


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 Center
Florissant, Missouri (Saint Louis)


On Education
Ananda Amritmahal, RSCJ, India
Eloisa Gómez, RSCJ and Esteban Altamiranda, Argentina

On Spirituality
Mary Frohlich, RSCJ, United States
Hae Young Choi, RSCJ, South Korea

On Justice, Peace, and Integrity of Creation
Anne Corry, RSCJ, New Zealand and International JPIC Commission
Joy Luz, RSCJ, Philippines

On Internationality
Cecile Meijer, RSCJ, Netherlands, United States, United Nations
Josephine Adibo, RSCJ, Uganda

Marilyn McMorrow, RSCJ, United States

Learn more about the speakers here.


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Pilgrimages to sites where Philippine and the first RSCJ lived and worked have been planned. Touching the land where they labored and lived and prayed is a sacred experience. We invite you to consider participating in one either before or after the Frontiers Conference.

There are three options available:

  • July 17-18: Bus trip to Mound City, St. Mary’s, and Sugar Creek, Kansas. 
  • July 23-24: The same trip will be repeated.
  • July 22 afternoon: A trip to St. Ferdinand in Florissant where Philippine and the first RSCJ opened a noviceship, a boarding school and a short lived school for the native Americans, and to St. Charles where the Shrine of St. Philippine is located.


Click here to register for a pilgrimage