In 2001, the Academy commissioned a series of ornaments that depict the stained glass Philippine windows in Cribbin Hall. These windows, designed in the 1940s by noted liturgical artist Emil Frei of St. Louis, describe in striking symbols the life of our school’s foundress. The 4″ x 1 3/4″ ornaments feature shades of red, amber and blue acrylic encased in arched window frames of scrolled pewter. Each comes in a red velvet pouch and includes a collectible card explaining the window’s symbols.
2017: The Ninth and final Window Ornament shows Philippine praying for her continued success in St. Charles, and for her missionary work reaching out across all nations.
2016: The Eight Window Ornament depicts the continuation of Philippine’s missionary work.
2007: The Seventh Window Ornament commemorates the beatification of Philippine Duchesne.
2006: The Sixth Window Ornament depicts the first noviceship at Florissant.
2005: The Fifth Window Ornament depicts Philippine beneath her beloved pear tree.
2004: The Fourth Window Ornament shows Philippine kneeling in prayer during her year with the Potawatomi Indians in Kansas.
2003: The Third Window Ornament represents Philippine’s journey across the Atlantic Ocean and up the Mississippi River to St. Charles.
2002: The Second Window Ornament depicts Mother Duchesne’s work after the French Revolution and her departure for the New World.
2001: The First Window Ornament represents the childhood of Philippine Duchesne.