St. Rose Philippine Duchesne


Rose was born upon August 29, 1769, in Grenoble, France, the child of a rich merchant. She was informed by the Visitation nuns of Sainte Marie d’en Haut. When she was seventeen, in spite of the objections of her moms and dads, who desired her to wed, she left house and signed up with the Visitation nuns. When the nuns were expelled from France throughout the Reign of Terror in 1791, Rose returned house. There she looked after the ill, and checked out priest-prisoners of the transformation.

After the concordat of 1801 in between Pope Pius VII and Napoleon, Rose tried to restore the convent where she had actually been informed, however was not successful. In 1804, nevertheless, she was successful in encouraging Mother Madeleine Sophie Barat to accept it for her just recently established Society of the Sacred Heart. With 4 others, Rose ended up being a postulant of the Society and was proclaimed the list below year.

In 1818, she was sent out as remarkable with 4 nuns to the United States and established the very first American Sacred Heart home — — a log cabin in Missouri. These females began the very first totally free school west of the Mississippi. Regardless of various troubles, the neighborhood thrived, and by 1828, it had 6 homes along the Mississippi River. At the demand of Jesuit Father De Smet, at the age of seventy-one, Rose started a school for Indians in Sugar Creek, Kansas. Amongst the Indians she became called “the lady who is constantly hoping.” A year after beginning this school, her health started to stop working and she went back to St. Charles where she passed away on October 18, 1852.

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