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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Register for the Trail of Death Caravan

 

Since 1988, every five years a group of Potawatomi, historians and interested persons organize and travel the original route the third week of September. The 660-mile journey from Indiana to Kansas begins immediately following the annual Trail of Courage Living History Festival. This year, the caravan began at Chief Menominee monument south of Plymouth, Indiana, September 17 and ended at St. Philippine Duchesne Memorial Park, south of Mound City, Kansas, September 22.

Click here for a recap and reflection of the caravan, written by Mary Frolich, RSCJ