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Mound City in Linn County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Sacred Heart Catholic Church

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., March 5, 2016
1. Sacred Heart Catholic Church Marker
Inscription.

Sacred Heart Catholic Church is the official Shrine to St. Philippine Duchesne; the only person to set foot in Kansas territory to be canonized to Sainthood, as of 2010.

This Church was built by the Diocese in 1941-1942. 1941 was the year St. Philippine Duchesne was declared Blessed by the Vatican; the Church was named after the name of the Order of Teaching Nuns she belonged to, Sisters for Sacred Heart.

She was canonized in 1988. Approximately 13 miles northwest of this location is the St. Philippine Duchesne Memorial and Historical Park. (38.240203, -94.947281 GPS).

It is located North on K-7 to county road 1525 and west 5.5 miles to what looks like a Fort Entrance. After entering the entrance follow road approximately mile to main park area and trails. Several signs to explain different sites.
 
Erected by Sacred Heart Catholic Church.
 
Location. 38° 8.533′ N, 94° 49.098′ W. Marker is in Mound City, Kansas, in Linn County. Marker is on Main Street (State Highway 52) west of 7th Street, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 727 Main Street, Mound City KS 66056, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker.

Sacred Heart Catholic Church and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 5, 2016
2. Sacred Heart Catholic Church and Marker
Mound City Bandwagon (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Montgomery (within shouting distance of this marker); Log Corncrib (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Windmill and Water Trough (about 300 feet away); Clausen Cabin (about 300 feet away); Wesley Chapel Bell (about 300 feet away); Barn (about 300 feet away); Number 9 School (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mound City.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .
1. Saint Rose Philippine Duchesne. (Submitted on March 28, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. St. Philippine Duchesne Memorial Park, Centerville KS. (Submitted on March 28, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Rose Philippine Duchesne. (Submitted on March 28, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Sacred Heart Catholic Church and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 5, 2016
3. Sacred Heart Catholic Church and Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 28, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 92 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 28, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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