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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Icon of Philippine

Icon of Philippine at prayer by Kyoko Fuller located at Duchesne Academy in Omaha, Nebraska

This icon by Kyoko Fuller shows Philippine at prayer with the Rebecca pictured on the left and the first house in St. Charles on the right. Above left are Potawatomi in authentic dress, and on the right, students from the boarding school.