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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Ordinary People, Extraordinary Gifts (DVD)

Saint Rose Philippine Duchesne is one of seven people with connections to Louisiana remembered for their devotion to God and for their legacy of faithfulness, generosity and commitment. WLAE-TV (New Orleans Public Television) in partnership with the Archdiocese of New Orleans produced the documentary film, Ordinary People, Extraordinary Gifts – The Road to Sainthood to memorialize these faithful servants of God.

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