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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Bicentennial

  • Saint Rose Philippine Duchesne sculpture
  • Philippine Praying
  • Saint Rose Philippine Duchesne stained glass window at Sacred Heart Parish in Mound City Kansas
  • Philippine Painting
  • Philippine banner that hung in Vatican Square on the day of Philippine’s canonization in 1988
    Philippine banner
Sunday, September 23, was full of emotions as descendants of known enslaved persons by the Society of the Sacred Heart gathered at St. Charles Borromeo Church and Academy of the Sacred Heart in Grand Coteau, Louisiana, to remember and honor their ancestors. Read more
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