Congratulations to our Second Class students who received their First Holy Communion on Saturday (April 22). God’s blessings on each of them! May they always be one with the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

On Sunday, April 23, a philosopher (age 80), a theologian (76), and a pilgrim (53) began walking from Mound City, Kansas, to St. Charles, in honor of St. Rose Philippine Duchesne. They are taking a spiritual and historical journey by foot, connecting the area where St. Philippine prayed with the Potawatomi near Mound City to her first school and resting place at the Academy. We look forward to following their progress here, and welcoming them on their (anticipated) final day, May 18.

Academy archivist Theresa Grass and Sister Margaret Munch will present “The School on North Second Street: The Academy of the Sacred Heart in St. Charles History” at the St. Charles County Historical Society’s quarterly luncheon meeting on Saturday, April 29, at Pio’s Restaurant, 403 First Capitol Drive. The program and lunch are open to the public; $17 if paid in advance; $20 at the door. Reservations requested by April 26. For more information or to register, click here.