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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The Shrine of St. Philippine Duchesne in St. Charles, Missouri

The Shrine of St. Philippine Duchesne in St. Charles, Missouri

The Shrine of St. Philippine Duchesne in St. Charles, Missouri, is a lasting tribute to the French missionary Religious of the Sacred Heart who brought formalized education and a zeal for sharing the love of God to the Missouri frontier in 1818. 

It is located on the campus of the Academy of the Sacred Heart at 619 North Second Street, St. Charles, MO 63301.

Find out about Philippine's life, along with the history and decription of the shrine, by visitng duchesneshrine.org.