All are welcome to join the Academy community in celebrating the Feast of St. Philippine Duchesne on Friday, Nov. 17. All-school liturgy in Rauch Memorial Gym will begin at 9:30 a.m. The Alumni Association will sponsor Eucharistic Adoration in the Shrine, beginning at 10:30 a.m. Friday through Saturday, Nov. 18 at 8 a.m. Adoration will conclude on Saturday with a closing mass that will launch the Alumni Day of Service. For more information, call 636-946-6127.
Thanks to the Fathers’ Club for orchestrating our Trunk or Treat event on Sunday. What a fun night! More photos can be found on our Facebook page.
Whether on the court, on the page, in the concert hall or at the State Capitol, Academy alums are achieving success. Check out these four fall 2017 success stories.…click here to read more.
October 20 is the Feast of Mater Admirabilis. All Sacred Heart schools display a painting or statue of the Blessed Mother, clad in pink, that was painted in the mid-19th century by a French RSCJ postulant, Pauline Perdrau. Learn more about the story of Mater Admirabilis, long cherished by Sacred Heart communities throughout the world. Mother Most Admirable, pray for us!
On October 10, 1817, news of the RSCJ’s proposed journey to America reached Sacred Heart convents throughout France. On October 10, 2017, Dr. Susan Dempf, Head of School at the Academy, and Mr. Fritz Long, Principal of Duchesne High School, shared with area educators the first of seven lesson plans about St. Philippine Duchesne that are being created for this bicentennial year. They wrote:
“Take a journey with us as we retrace Philippine Duchesne’s voyage from France to the New World to found the first free school west of the Mississippi River, the Academy of the Sacred Heart. We are celebrating the bicentennial of Sacred Heart education in North America, the bicentennial of Catholic education in the St. Louis Archdiocese, and the bicentennial of education in the City of St. Charles and the State of Missouri.…click here to read more.