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

Sacred Heart Frontiers Conference
Sagrado Corazón Conferencia sobre fronteras
Sacré-Cœur Conférence « De nouvelles frontières »

 Thank you to all who traveled from near and far to attend the Frontiers Conference!

Click here for full coverage of Frontiers presentaions, Q&A sessions and mass as well as presentation transcripts.

An academic conference in honor of Saint Rose Philippine Duchesne, who went to the frontiers of her world.

Pallottine Renewal Center
Florissant, Missouri (Saint Louis)

Learn more about the speakers here.

Pilgrimages

There were three pilgrimages to sites where Philippine and the first RSCJ lived and worked both before and after the conference 

  • 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.