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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St. Rose Philippine Duchesne, Stained Glass, Most Sacred Heart Church (Eureka, Mo.)

St. Rose Philippine Duchesne, Stained Glass, Most Sacred Heart Church (Eureka, Mo.)

This window is one of several in the St. Louis Archdiocese that recognizes Philippine, as she is the patroness of the diocese. As with many images of her, some artistic license was used, as the portrayal of the habit includes several inaccuracies.