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 Feast Day Prayers and Readings

Saint Rose Philippine Duchesne

November 18 is the Feast Day of Saint Rose Philippine Duchesne. Sometimes schools and parishes are looking for specific readings or prayers for this Feast Day. 

The document listed below is an example of a liturgy that you may download and use for your celebration of this special Feast Day!

 

Gracious God,
you filled the heart of Philippine Duchesne
with charity and missionary zeal,
and gave her the desire
to make you known among all peoples.
Fill us, who honor her memory today,
with that same love and zeal
to extend your kingdom to the ends of the earth.

We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.