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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Celebration of Philippine’s Arrival in St. Charles

Celebrating 200 Years of Catholic Education


Due to rain, the reenactment took place at Duchesne High School. 

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Duchesne High School
2550 Elm Street
St. Charles, 63301


Friday, September 7, 2018

  • 9:00 a.m to 10:15 a.m. Strolling historical characters, period demonstrations, entertainment
  • 10:30 a.m Welcome, remarks and reenactment of St. Rose Philippine Duchesne’s arrival

This event was sponsored by the Academy of the Sacred Heart and Duchesne High School.