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: 200 Years


Join us for a Mass of Celebration commemorating the Bicentennial of St. Rose Philippine Duchesne's arrival in New Orleans in 1818. St. Philippine brought Sacred Heart education to the New World and founded Sacred Heart schools across the country. She began the mission of the Society of the Sacred Heart to make known the love of God though the heart of Jesus by educating young women.

Saturday, November 18, 2017
Mass at 3 p.m. (2:30 p.m. procession)
St. Louis Cathedral
615 Pere Antoine Alley
New Orleans, LA 70116

Celebrant: The Most Reverend Gregory Michael Aymond

Reception to follow at Old Ursuline Convent
1100 Chartres Street
New Orleans, LA 70116

For more information contact:
Sr. Jan Dunn, Chair Bicentennial Committee, jdunn@rscj.org
or Helen Gerig, 504-269-1201