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St. Philippine Duchesne, RSCJ

Born August 29, 1769

 
 
St. Philippine Duchesne, RSCJ Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Jones, October 7, 2018
1. St. Philippine Duchesne, RSCJ Marker
Inscription.  Born in Grenoble, France, Rose Philippine Duchesne was drawn to a life of religious service. She led five Religious of the Sacred Heart Nuns to the St. Louis area in 1818, settling in the then frontier town of St. Charles, where Duchesne opened the first free school west of the Mississippi. A woman of boundless energy, she also opened convents, schools and orphanages in Florissant and St. Louis. At the age of 72, she travelled to Kansas to help establish a school for the Potawmatomi tribe, and her piety inspired the name "woman who prays always." Canonized by the Roman Catholic Church in 1988, St. Philippine Duchesne lies enshrined in St Charles on the campus of the Academy of the Sacred Heart.
 
Erected 2017 by St. Louis Walk of Fame.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public WorkChurches & ReligionEducationWomen. In addition, it is included in the Missouri, St. Louis Walk of Fame series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1818.
 
Location. 38° 39.341′ N, 90° 18.074′ 
Displays for St. Rose Philippine Duchesne can be found throughout Greater St. Louis image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, March 18, 2021
2. Displays for St. Rose Philippine Duchesne can be found throughout Greater St. Louis
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W. Marker is in West End in St. Louis, Missouri. Marker is on Delmar Boulevard east of Limit Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6241 Delmar Boulevard, Saint Louis MO 63130, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Brett Hull (within shouting distance of this marker); "Butch" O'Hare (within shouting distance of this marker); Carl Wimar (within shouting distance of this marker); Doris Roberts (within shouting distance of this marker); Walker Hancock (within shouting distance of this marker); Ridley Pearson (within shouting distance of this marker); Sally Benson (within shouting distance of this marker); Cool Papa Bell (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in West End.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Additional markers dedicated to St. Rose Philippine Duchesne.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 23, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 12, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 84 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on October 12, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.   2. submitted on March 23, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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