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, St. Paul Cathedral, Minn.

St. Rose Philippine Duchesne, Stained Glass, St. Paul Cathedral, Minn.

This window in the St. Paul Cathedral is part of a series of windows, each celebrating one of the beatitudes by highlighting an American Beata. Philippine represents the Meek. The window contains a number of important references to Philippine’s missionary life, including the convent at Florissant, Jesuit Fr. Felix Van Quickenbourne and the Potawatomi.