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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Philippine banner that hung in Vatican Square on the day of Philippine’s canonization in 1988

Philippine banner that hung in Vatican Square on the day of Philippine’s canonization in 1988, now in the Shrine of St. Philippine Duchesne, St. Charles, Missour.