The Shrine and “Flat Philippine” helped share the story of St. Rose Philippine Duchesne at the 112th NCEA Convention April 18–20, 2017.
The Shrine of St. Philippine Duchesne and “Flat Philippine” helped share the story of St. Rose Philippine Duchesne at the 112th National Catholic Educational Association Convention April 18–20, 2017. With a nod to the 200th anniversary of Catholic education in our Archdiocese, the NCEA returned to St. Louis, site of its very first convention in 1904.
Philippine’s role in bringing education to middle America was referenced by Archbishop Carlson in the opening Eucharistic liturgy. And in his welcome message, St. Louis Superintendent of Catholic Education Dr. Kurt Nelson wrote: “This fall will mark the start of the 200th school year for Catholic schools west of the Mississippi River… St. Rose Philippine Duchesne opened up new frontiers, and we are called to continue her pioneering spirit into our third century of service.”
More than 8,000 Catholic school educator and administrators from around the country learned from one another and collaborated on all aspects of Catholic education during the NCEA convention.