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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'Students honor hometown favorite St. Rose Philippine Duchesne on her feast day.'

St. Louis Review

The St. Louis Review featured the celebration of St. Rose Philippine's feast day in St. Charles, Mo. 

The article, "Students honor hometown favorite St. Rose Philippine Duchesne on her feast day," includes festivities at St. Charles Borromeo, where schoolchildren, led by pastor Father John Reiker, buried a time capsule in front of the steps of the church, to be opened 100 years from now, in 2116.

Also, students from nearby Duchesne High School arrived at the Academy of the Sacred Heart, St. Charles for Mass and veneration of the sarcophagus holding the remains of St. Rose Philippine. The 1.6-mile eucharistic procession was led by Father Paul Hoesing of Kenrick-Glennon Seminary.

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