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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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'Grave on the Prairie'
Saint Philippine Duchesne and four religious companions of the Society of the Sacred Heart of Jesus came from France to Louisiana in 1818 with the express desire of working among Native Americans to bring them knowledge of the love of Jesus Christ for them. Read more
Saint Rose Philippine Duchesne: A Dream Come True'
Karen Olson has written a life of Philippine for middle school children. Entitled Saint Rose Philippine Duchesne: a Dream Come True, the book is liberally illustrated with photos taken by Karen during her travels to places where Philippine lived. The narrative is based on the standard biographies by Louise Callan and Catherine Mooney. Read more
This perpetual calendar was created by Duchesne Academy in Omaha, Nebraska to celebrate the Bicentennial of Saint Rose Philippine Duchesne’s 1818 arrival in America. Relive Philippine’s remarkable journey of strength and endurance with this unique quote-per-day calendar offering daily excerpts from the pioneer saint’s correspondence. Read more
The Society of the Sacred Heart United States – Canada Province has published Seeking the One Whom We Love: How RSCJs Pray. Read more
Saint Rose Philippine Duchesne: A Heart on Fire across Frontiers
In time for its bicentennial celebration, the Society of the Sacred Heart has published “Saint Rose Philippine Duchesne: A Heart on Fire across Frontiers,” written by Carolyn Osiek, RSCJ. Read more