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Florissant in St. Louis County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Saint Rose Philippine Duchesne

b. 8-29-1769 d. 11-18-1852

 
 
Saint Rose Philippine Duchesne Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, October 6, 2019
1. Saint Rose Philippine Duchesne Marker
Sidewalk plaque
Inscription.  To the Native Americans, she was the Woman Who Always Prays. Born in France, she came to Florissant in 1819. Her convent home still stands and with Old St. Ferdinand's Shrine is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. She opened the first school in Florissant for the village children and a boarding school for the daughters of wealthy St. Louis families. In her time, she was described as the foremost educator in the State of Missouri. She was canonized by the Roman Catholic Church in 1988.
 
Location. 38° 47.804′ N, 90° 20.018′ W. Marker is in Florissant, Missouri, in St. Louis County. Marker is on Rue St. Francois 0.1 miles west of North St. Charles Street, on the right when traveling west. Marker is a sidewalk plaque, just nearly across the Old St. Ferdinand Shrine. It is next to Coldwater Commons Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 Rue St Francois, Florissant MO 63031, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Florissant (within shouting distance of this marker); Old St. Ferdinand Shrine (within shouting distance of this marker); Sunset Greenway
Saint Rose Philippine Duchesne Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, October 6, 2019
2. Saint Rose Philippine Duchesne Marker
Marker is seen under the lamppost. Old St. Ferdinand Shrine is in the background
(within shouting distance of this marker); Pierre-Jean De Smet, S.J. (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Welcome to Fort Belle Fontaine (approx. 6 miles away); The Lewis and Clark Expedition (approx. 6.8 miles away); Fort Belle Fontaine (approx. 6.8 miles away); a different marker also named Fort Belle Fontaine (approx. 6.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Florissant.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Additional markers dedicated to St. Rose Philippine Duchesne.
 
Also see . . .  Rose Philippine Duchesne on Wikipedia. (Submitted on October 8, 2019, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on October 12, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 8, 2019, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 35 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 8, 2019, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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