Founding Mothers
St. Philippine Duchesne

Resources about St. Philippine Duchesne

Books about St. Philippine Duchesne

Saint Rose Philipine Duchesne: A Heart on Fire Across the Frontiers


Digital Resources

Excerpt from a historical account of the Potawatomi - Rose Philippine Duchesne by Shirley Willard with adaptation from Louise Callan

Shrine at St. Ferdinand
St. Rose Philippine established the first school in Florissant.  She lived in the convent from 1819-1827 and again from 1934-1840.

Video Tour of the Shrine at St. Ferdinand, in 14 segments, with Margaret Munch, RSCJ

Shrine at St. Ferdinand Podcast Tour: QR code

Shrine of St. Rose Philippine Duchesne

Rose Philippine Duchesne began the first free school west of the Mississippi in 1818, now known as the Academy of the Sacred Heart.
Who is Philippine for us today? by Helen McLaughlin, RSCJ

Failure Became Her Success by Marian T. Horvat, Ph.D.

Missouri's Pioneer Nun 
by Patricia Rice (Taken from Journey of the Heart found at Network Resources)

From the Archdiocese of St. Louis: Woman Who Prays Always

In 2013, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops named February, the month of Philippine, as part of their observance of the Year of Faith. Click here for a collection of reflections.
Schools of the Sacred Heart share in the educational mission of the Society of the Sacred Heart as articulated in the Goals and Criteria. The structure supporting Sacred Heart education in Canada and the United States includes the Conference of Sacred Heart Education and the Network of Sacred Heart Schools.  Together they provide services and programs to ensure vitality of mission for the member schools sponsored by the Society of the Sacred Heart.