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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  • Saint Rose Philippine Duchesne in Ursuline courtyard New Orleans
  • 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
  • Statue of St. Rose Philippine Duchesne by Brunner
  • Mission to New World Icon by Patricia Reid, RSCJ
    Mission to New World Icon by Patricia Reid, RSCJ
  • Saint Rose Philippine Duchesne, by William J. Schickel, acrylic on canvas, 1974
    Saint Rose Philippine Duchesne, by William J. Schickel, acrylic on canvas, 1974
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