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.
Once a Sacred Heart Girl,
always a Sacred Heart Girl
The Alumnae Reunion 2018 was hosted by the Alumnae Board at the school. Many graduates and former students gathered to celebrate the 110th anniversary of the school.
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.