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July 23, 2018

When I think of Rose Philippine Duchesne as a person – with her courage and commitment, her need to go to the peripheries and her contemplative being – I am connected immediately to where we are today. She speaks as a woman of yesterday but with a deep, clear, solid pe...

July 16, 2018

In 1991, about 8,000 lives were lost in flash floods in Ormoc, Philippines due to the deforestation of the mountains and the wanton destruction of the environment. Religious of the Sacred Heart felt the need to respond to this terrible tragedy, and I was sent to help i...

July 9, 2018

Arriving in St. Charles, for a visit in 2001, I wandered into a gift shop in the town and was approached by an assistant. With pride she said, "There was a remarkable woman who lived here in the early days and now she is a saint." Then, noticing my medallion, she said,...

July 2, 2018

Rose Philippine Duchesne was beatified in 1940. Four years later, at age thirteen, I began high school as a weekly boarder at the Academy of the Sacred Heart in St. Charles, Missouri. The school was first opened by Philippine in 1818. Each night, I was one of the stude...

June 25, 2018

Appeal to the Young. Some years ago, two boys aged about twelve cam to our house to ask for help With Their school project is religious life. We Told Them A Few facts about our Society and Gave Them Some booklets and pictures. A short time later, We Were Invited to The...

June 18, 2018

Since we were children, educated in a Sacred Heart school, we learnt to recognize the name of Philippine Duchesne as the first missionary of the congregation, without many details, but we knew of whom we were speaking.

Now, as a religious, the invocation of this outstan...

June 11, 2018

Philippine Duchesne offers us the heart of a "frontier woman." She was a woman of deep prayer, as others described her, and a woman who spoke with her heart in the Saint Charles and Florissant world of her time. She was undaunted by language, culture, climate, distance...

June 4, 2018

The Society has recently called us "to act as one body…" moved from its center by Love. Within this body, life flows, weaving different kinds of connections, bringing energy and flexibility to each part. What affects one of these parts affects the whole body.

General Ch...

May 28, 2018

My first community was named "Duchesne," and it was on the Feast of Philippine that I entered the novitiate in the Philippines. Since then Philippine has had a place in my heart, and I have been deeply inspired by her life of prayer and zeal for mission. From her story...

May 21, 2018

Philippine‘s life is marked by many qualities. What stands out for me is her silence, which attracted many in her day and still seizes our hearts today. This legacy of silence was at the heart of Philippine’s life, enabling her to remain focused on the Lord’s ways inte...

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