Bicentennial Timeline

Closing Mass on Philippine’s Feast Day

November 18, 2018

Closing Mass on Philippine’s Feast Day

A newly commissioned Mass of Philippine in three languages with a Potawatomi Amen will be premiered on St. Rose Philippine Duchesne’s Feast Day in the St. Louis Basilica, and will be used by the Society around the world to celebrate her feast.

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Global Day of Sacred Heart Service

September 15, 2018

Sacred Heart communities around the world will participate in a day of service.

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Eucharistic Celebration with Archbishop Carlson

September 14, 2018

Celebrating the 200th anniversary of the founding of the Academy of the Sacred Heart.

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Celebration and Reenactment of Philippine’s Arrival on St. Charles Riverfront

September 7, 2018

Celebration and Reenactment of Philippine’s Arrival on St. Charles Riverfront

Join us for a Bicentennial reenactment of St. Rose Philippine Duchesne’s arrival on the St. Charles riverfront, celebrating 200 years of education! When St. Philippine and her four companions opened the Academy of the Sacred Heart in September 1818, it signaled the start of Sacred Heart education in the New…

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Missouri History Museum Presentation

July 19, 2018

Missouri History Museum Presentation

Join journalist and author Cokie Roberts, alumna of Sacred Heart schools in New Orleans, Louisiana, and Bethesda, Maryland, as she tells the delightful stories of pioneering women whose work lives on today. LOCATION: Lee Auditorium | Museum DATE: July 19, 2018 TIME: 7:00 PM Registration is required to attend this event. Click here to register today….

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Frontiers Conference at Pallottine Renewal Center in Florissant

July 19, 2018

Blessing of New Philippine Sculpture

June 29, 2018

Blessing of New Philippine Sculpture

As part of its bicentennial celebration in 2018, the Society of the Sacred Heart has commissioned a sculpture of Saint Rose Philippine Duchesne for the Jubilee Prayer Garden at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis, 4431 Lindell Blvd. This will be a life-sized, seated sculpture of Philippine with a map…

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The Life of St. Philippine

June 21, 2018

The Life of St. Philippine

Academy archivist Theresa Grass (Class of ’67) will present the fascinating life and works of Rose Philippine Duchesne at a June 21 meeting of the Friends of Missouri’s First State Capitol, 200 South Main Street, St. Charles. This hour-long lecture beginning at 7 p.m. is part of the ongoing St….

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Bicentennial Wine

December 1, 2017

Bicentennial Wine

Pre-orders of the Bicentennaire Cuvee were distributed at the Academy Dec. 1–3, 2017.

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Lesson Plans Distributed

October 10, 2017

Lesson Plans Distributed

The Academy and Duchesne High School present K-12 lesson plans that  focus on Philippine’s historic 21-month journey to the New World. Check the website on the 10th of each month for the next lesson.

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Home to the Heart A Special Celebration at ASH

September 16, 2017

Home to the Heart A Special Celebration at ASH

The Academy kicked off the celebration of its 200th year with “Home to the Heart” on Saturday, September 16.

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Pilgrimage to Sugar Creek

July 17, 2017

Following the Spirituality Forum at Saint Louis University, a band of travelers journeyed to Kansas to learn about Philippine’s westward journey and her time among the Potawatomi, for whom she was “Woman Who Prays Always.” Photos    

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Spirituality Forum at Saint Louis University

July 12, 2017

Spirituality Forum at Saint Louis University

Philippine Duchesne: Celebrating her Life and Legacy was the title of a Sacred Heart Spirituality Forum at Saint Louis University July 12–16, 2017. The forum featured presentations, small group reflection, workshops, prayer, daily liturgy and celebration. Photos and more

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Bicentennial Calendar

July 11, 2017

Bicentennial Calendar

Quotations and notable events from 200 years ago, celebratory and school dates during the remainder of 2017 and all of 2018, and campus photos by John Storjohann are included in an 18-month calendar that’s been mailed to Academy families and friends. Additional copies are available; call 636-946-5632. Date change As…

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The Book

June 30, 2017

The Book

Two Hundred Years: A Legacy of Love and Learning spans 15 chapters and includes sketches of some of the most memorable RSCJ associated with the Academy, as well as lyrics of Sacred Heart songs and quotes about St. Charles from former students and from nuns who taught here.

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Philippine Elected to St. Louis Walk of Fame

June 23, 2017

Philippine Elected to St. Louis Walk of Fame

St. Rose Philippine Duchesne has been added to the St. Louis Walk of Fame! Nearly 200 RSCJ, Sacred Heart alumni, families and friends watched as her bronze star and plaque were unveiled on the Feast of the Sacred Heart, June 23, 2017. Mr. Joe Edwards, founder of the Walk of…

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Feast of the Sacred Heart

June 23, 2017

Feast of the Sacred Heart

On Friday, June 23, 2017, the Religious of the Sacred Heart from the United States-Canada Province celebrated a special Mass on the Feast of the Sacred Heart.

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A Walk for Philippine

May 18, 2017

A Walk for Philippine

Pilgrims paid tribute to St. Philippine’s pioneer spirit.

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Chemin de Fer Celebrates French Roots and Pays Tribute to RSCJ

May 6, 2017

Chemin de Fer Celebrates French Roots and Pays Tribute to RSCJ

France: Our Story Begins was the theme of the Academy’s 43rd annual Chemin de Fer auction.

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The School on North Second Street

April 29, 2017

“The School on North Second Street” was featured at the spring meeting of the St. Charles County Historical Society.

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NCEA

April 20, 2017

The Shrine and “Flat Philippine” helped share the story of St. Rose Philippine Duchesne at the 112th NCEA Convention April 18–20, 2017.

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