St. Rose Philippine Duchesne | 20th November 2016

Feast 18th November



Saint Rose-Philippine Duchesne, sister of the Society of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, founderess of the congregation first house in America (1818)

St. Rose Philippine Duchesne


Rose Philippine Duchesne was born in Grenoble, France on August 29, 1769, one of seven sisters and one brother. Her family was known for its strong will and forceful personalities. Educated by the nuns at Sainte Marie-d’en-Haut, the Visitation convent in Grenoble, and expected by her mother to serve the poor, Philippine felt called to religious life at an early age. Her fervent desire to serve God gave her the courage to overcome her father’s objections and enter the Visitation convent at age 18.

The French Revolution interfered with [Philippine’s plans, ]


Source: St. Rose Philippine Duchesne (1769-1852) |