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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In time for its bicentennial celebration, the Society of the Sacred Heart has published “Saint Rose Philippine Duchesne: A Heart on Fire across Frontiers,” written by Carolyn Osiek, RSCJ. Read more
'Seeking the One Whom We Love: How RSCJs Pray'
The Society of the Sacred Heart United States – Canada Province has published Seeking the One Whom We Love: How RSCJs Pray. Read more
Bicentennial Logo
Several versions of the Society of the Sacred Heart bicentennial logo have been created. There are versions in English, French and Spanish. They represent Saint Rose Philippine Duchesne, the Society of the Sacred Heart and Sacred Heart Schools. Read more
Icon by Patricia Reid, RSCJ, can be seen at Sacred Heart Schools, Sheridan Road, Chicago.
  Spirit of the living God, you first breathed over the waters of creation, and one day you breathed a passion     into the heart of Philippine Duchesne.You called her to cross the waters to a New World,to bring the message of your compassion and love to a land and peoples already dear to your heart. Read more
Avant la journée mondiale du Service, s’il vous plaît examiner et n’hésitez pas à télécharger et à distribuer ces lignes directrices. Read more
Antes del día mundial de servicio, revisión y no dude en descargar y distribuir estas directrices. Read more
The Bicentennial Committee is pleased to share Echoes from the Rebecca, a prayer, reflection and guided meditation resource centered around the four calls of the 2016 General Chapter. To download, click the "vimeo" logo. Once on the vimeo page, click "Download" located beneath the video.  Read more
Flat Philippine, Flat Philippine to color
Using the concept of Flat Stanley, a children’s book from 1964 about a boy who becomes flat and can be mailed around the world, Flat Philippine was designed as a fun way to share the story of Philippine around the world! Read more
View our gallery of Philippine Duchesne imagery. Click an image to view a larger version. Read more
In celebration of the Bicentennial of Philippine's arrival in the New World, join our beloved Saint and visit the sites where she lived and walked! Download "In the footsteps of Saint Philippine Duchesne: A self-guided tour" below. Read more
Academy of the Sacred Heart 1818
From Network of Sacred Heart Schools Discover Philippine’s life by exploring lessons plans shared by Network of Sacred Heart schools. Go to: www.crossingfrontiers2018.org Read more
To celebrate the bicentennial of Philippine’s arrival, the Religious of the Sacred Heart commissioned Father Michael Joncas to compose the Duchesne Mass: to give praise and thanksgiving to God, to join the Sacred Heart family across the world in prayer, to make Philippine better known and loved, and to offer a lasting gift to the musical repertoire of the Church. Read more
Old St. Ferdinand, Florissant, Missouri
Old St. Ferdinand, a Shrine to St. Rose Philippine Duchesne, is located in Florissant, Missouri. The Shrine is at the site of one of the earliest European settlements west of the Mississippi and was home to St. Rose Philippine Duchesne for many years. Read more
Saint Rose Philippine Duchesne
November 18 is the Feast Day of Saint Rose Philippine Duchesne. Sometimes schools and parishes are looking for specific readings or prayers for this Feast Day.  The document listed below is an example of a liturgy that you may download and use for your celebration of this special Feast Day!   Read more
Click below to download a complete timeline of Philippine's life. Read more
Shrine of Saint Philippine Duchesne, St. Charles, MO
St. Charles, Missouri 619 N. Second Street, St. Charles, MO 63301 Read more
Prior to Global Service Day, please review and feel free to download and distribute these guidelines. Read more
St. Rose Philippine Brochure
A brochure detailing the life of St. Rose Philippine Duchesne is available to download in English, French and Spanish. Read more
The Shrine of St. Philippine Duchesne in St. Charles, Missouri
The Shrine of St. Philippine Duchesne in St. Charles, Missouri, is a lasting tribute to the French missionary Religious of the Sacred Heart who brought formalized education and a zeal for sharing the love of God to the Missouri frontier in 1818.  It is located on the campus of the Academy of the Sacred Heart at 619 North Second Street, St. Charles, MO 63301. Read more
Watch the Alumnae and Alumni of the Sacred Heart's (AASH) gift to the Celebration of the Bicentennial of St. Rose Philippine Duchesne and her legacy. The video was produced by Roselie Bellanca Posselius, Grosse Pointe '73, Bloomfield Hills, '77 and JC Whitelaw. Read more
Year of Prayer | Año de Oración | Année de Prières
From November 18, 2017 - November 18, 2018, prayers written by Religious of the Sacred Heart will be available on rscjinternational.org and rscj.org and via email. Read more