Jane Dubrouillet

Birth: October 20, 1926
Profession: February 10, 1954
Death: August 23, 2006

Sr. Jane Dubrouillet, a longtime teacher in Sacred Heart schools in St. Louis and St. Charles, died Wednesday (Aug. 23, 2006) at Oakwood Convent of the Sacred Heart, a retirement center for her religious order. She was 79 and died of complications of Parkinson’s disease.

Sr. Dubrouillet was born in St. Louis and attended Sacred Heart schools here: the former City House in the Central West End and Maryville College (now Maryville University), where she earned a B.A. in education in 1960.

Sr. Dubrouillet entered the Society of the Sacred Heart in 1946 and professed her final vows in 1954. She earned a master’s degree in religious education from the University of St. Thomas, Houston, Texas, in 1976.

She began her teaching ministry St. Louis in 1952, teaching third-grade at Barat Hall, the former Sacred Heart school for boys in the Central West End. She moved to New Orleans in 1954 for a four-year teaching stint at Academy of the Sacred Heart there and then returned to the St. Louis area to teach third grade at Academy of the Sacred Heart in St. Charles from 1958 to 1960. From 1960 to 1968, she taught elementary school students and performed various administrative duties at City House and at Barat Hall.

Noted by her peers in the Society as a person of deep caring and compassion, Sister Dubrouillet worked during the summers of 1969 and 1970 with underprivileged children from rural areas in an Upward Bound Program at Maryville.

In 1970, she moved overseas to teach for two years at a Sacred Heart school in Cairo, Egypt, and in Catholic schools in Lebanon. After her return to the States, she

worked in New Orleans in a “One Step Forward” program for underprivileged people of that city while teaching at Academy of the Sacred Heart there.

She returned to St. Louis again in 1974, remaining in her home city for fifteen years. . She taught religion to elementary school students at Academy of the Sacred Heart from 1974 to 1986, then worked for three years as coordinator for Regis Hall in St. Charles, then an infirmary for elderly members of her religious order.

She wrote a book called “Methods of Teaching Religion to Young Children” and gave talks on the subject at area schools.

In 1989, she moved to the retirement center in Atherton, to serve as a driver for her retired sisters before she entered full retirement there.

A funeral Mass will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday, August 26, at the Oakwood Convent in Atherton, with burial at the convent cemetery at a later date.

Sister Dubrouillet was preceded in death by her sibling Sr. Mary Ann Dubrouillet. Sr. Dubrouillet, also a Religious of the Sacred Heart, died at Oakwood in April.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Society of the Sacred Heart, 4100 Forest Park Avenue, Suite A, St. Louis, MO 63108