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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.

Network Schools Join Together in Bicentennial Prayer

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  • November 16, 2017


In preparation for Saint Philippine Duchesne's Feast Day, all our 24 Network Schools have joined together to say the Bicentennial Prayer, and give us a gift from our schools to our schools and the Sacred Heart Family.

A special thanks to Alex Maegdlin, Director of Communications, and John Rodas, Associate Director of Marketing, at Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart, Lake Forest, IL for organizing and creating the film. 
 

Feast of the Sacred Heart

Spirituality Forum

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  • Philippine Duchesne: Celebrating Her Life and Legacy

    July 12 – 16, 2017

    In July more than 360 participants from 24 countries, along with 30 students of the Sacred Heart, came to Missouri to deepen their knowledge of St. Philippine Rose Duchesne. The participants were invited to cross new frontiers, intellectually, emotionally and spiritually

    To read participants reflections and learn more about the Spirituality Forum, visit their site.

Lesson Plans About Philippine

Network schools have collaborated to create lesson plans to celebrate Saint Philippine. On this site, you can view and easily download lesson plans for ages 3-8, ages 9-13 and ages 13-17. 

The newest addition to our lesson plans come from Marcia Josephson, Sacred Heart, Greenwich, and Catherine Swanstrom, Villa Duchesne, who have developed a new French-language classroom resource: 
Une Collection de Lettres de Sainte Rose
Philippine Duchesne avec des plans d’études pour la salle de classe. Click here to login and discover more. 

St. Rose Philippine, Letter to her cousin, Josephine, 1820

"I have not the slightest doubt that Divine Providence, which has guided us to this country through so many dangers and difficulties will complete the work by hidden means, which seem to disguise God's way of helping, but which only make them seem more wonderful to those who follow him along the path of love."

Global Service Day

September 15, 2018

Beginning at dawn in Australia and New Zealand and continuing through sunset in western United States, communities will work together to answer the question: Where would Philippine find herself and serve today? Through service, students, families, faculty and staff, alumnae/i, friends, Associates, Children of Mary, and Religious of the Sacred Heart will celebrate what we hope will become a new annual Sacred Heart tradition. As we get closer, more information will be available through the USC Province Bicentennial website.  

Resources

The Network has collated a list of resources to use in classrooms and with faculty and staff to learn and share Saint Philippine's story. Click here to view and download the resources.

Celebrating the Bicentennial

    •  Capitalizing on a Sacred Heart Network milestone--the bicentennial of the establishment of Sacred Heart schools in North America--a group of eighth grade students under the guidance of art teacher Ciara Bedingfield crafted a timely work that celebrates the pioneering life of St. Rose Philippine Duchesne.
      St. Philippine Mural
      Ciara Bedingfield LMS 1st-3rd Grade Art Instructor SHS, Atherton

      Capitalizing on a Sacred Heart Network milestone--the bicentennial of the establishment of Sacred Heart schools in North America--a group of eighth grade students under the guidance of art teacher Ciara Bedingfield crafted a timely work that celebrates the pioneering life of St. Rose Philippine Duchesne.

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.