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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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  • St. Rose Philippine Duchesne, Oil on Panel, by Margaret Mary Nealis, RSCJ
    St. Rose Philippine Duchesne, Oil on Panel, by Margaret Mary Nealis, RSCJ
  • Rose Philippine Duchesne by Hugo von Bouvard
    Rose Philippine Duchesne, Oil on Canvas, by Hugo von Bouvard
  • Philippine mosaic in the lobby of Cardinal Rigali Center, Shrewsbury, Mo.
    Philippine mosaic in the lobby of Cardinal Rigali Center, Shrewsbury, Mo.
  • Communion of Saints, Tapestry, by John Nava, the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Los Angeles
    Communion of Saints, Tapestry, by John Nava, the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Los Angeles
  • St. Rose Philippine Duchesne mosaic by Hildreth Meiere, Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis
    St. Rose Philippine Duchesne mosaic by Hildreth Meiere, Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis
On Saturday, September 15, Sacred Heart schools, RSCJ, Associates, alumnae/i, parents and friends of the Sacred Heart participated in service projects around the world in honor of the 200th anniversary of the day Saint Philippine Duchesne opened the first Sacred Heart school in North America. Read more
On September 14, 2018 students, faculty, parents, alumni, RSCJ and friends of the Sacred Heart gathered at the Academy of the Sacred Heart (ASH) in St. Charles, Missouri to celebrate Mass in honor of its 200th anniversary. Read more
On Wednesday, September 12, 45 students, faculty and staff who represent six of the seven Sacred Heart schools in France arrived in St. Louis in order to participate in the Sacred Heart Global Service Day and explore where Saint Rose Philippine Duchesne lived and worked. Read more