Philippine Duchesne

Feast of Philippine Duschesne

St Philippine Duchesne conquered obstacles

There are no difficulties except for those who worry about tomorrow. – Philippine Duchesne

Philippine Duchesne – 200 years Crossing Frontiers

Philippine Duchesne – 200 years Crossing Frontiers

Society of the Sacred Heart Spirituality Forum 2017 Philippine Duchesne: Celebrating Her Life and Legacy July 12-16, 2017 Featured Speakers: Catherine Mooney Lives That Matter: Philippine Duchesne and Solidarity Across Frontiers Gerardette Philips RSCJ Crossing Religious Frontiers: Discovering Anew the Interior Life Priscilla Solomon CSJ All My Relations: Circle of Life To register and/or get more information, click here.

Reflections on St Philippine Duchesne

Detail of icon of St Philippine Duchesne, cropped tightly around eyes.

St Philippine Duchesne holds a special place in the history of the Society of the Sacred Heart.  One of the Society’s two recognized saints, Philippine was the first to take the Society of the Sacred Heart beyond Europe. The Religious of the Sacred Heart in the USA – Canada Province offer a series of reflections on St Philippine Duchesne on their website: Philippine: Woman with a Global Heart Philippine in the Communion of Saints We are Philippine’s Legacy Waiting, Always Waiting for the Vision to be Fulfilled Whispers from Heaven Courage and Confidence in our Lives Today Philippine Honored in a Special Way in St Louis Carrying on the Mission

St Philippine Duchesne 25 Years On

Stained glass image of St Philippine Duchesne from St Charles Mo.

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the canonization of Philippine Rose Duchesne, we share part of a letter from former Superior General Helen McLaughlin RSCJ Who is Philippine for Us Today?

Shrine of St Rose Philippine Duchesne

photo of shrine

Find out more about St Philippine Duchesne and view images of the shrine in her honour at St Charles, Missouri, at this website.

Philippine Duchesne Biography

Painting of Philippine Duchesne

Saint Philippine Duchesne took the Society of the Sacred Heart beyond Europe to America.  She had a great desire to be with the Indigenous people. A brief biography is available on the Vatican website.

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