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What have we learned from her?

Iconic image of St. Rose Philippine Duchesne, found in many Sacred Heart schools

What have we learned from her?

The value of a steadfast purpose;

the success of failure and the unimportance of our standards of success;

the power of grace released by deep, divine desires and simple duty daily done;

the old, unearthly, stark, unwelcome fact that God is the worker, we the tools, so that God often takes the keen edge of our choice plans and uses it in God's own way, not ours, producing wonderful results entirely beyond our understanding - but only if the handle of the tool is smoothed and rounded to God's hand by sacrifice and prayer.             

T. Gavan Duffy, SJ