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St. Rose Philippine Duchesne

St. Rose Philippine Duchesne







Rose was born on August 29, 1769, in Grenoble, France, the daughter of a rich service provider.  She was educated by the Visitation nuns of Sainte Marie d’en Haut.  When she was seventeen, regardless of the objections of her dad and mom, who wished her to marry, she left residence and joined the Visitation nuns. When the nuns have been expelled from France in the course of the Reign of Terror in 1791, Rose returned residence.  There she took care of the sick, and visited priest-prisoners of the revolution.

After the concordat of 1801 between Pope Pius VII and Napoleon, Rose tried to rebuild the convent the place she had been educated, however was unsuccessful. In 1804, nevertheless, she succeeded in persuading Mother Madeleine Sophie Barat to just accept it for her lately based Society of the Sacred Heart.  With 4 others, Rose turned a postulant of the Society and was professed the next yr.

In 1818, she was despatched as superior with 4 nuns to the US and based the primary American Sacred Heart home  — a log cabin in Missouri.  These girls began the primary free faculty west of the Mississippi.  Despite quite a few difficulties, the group flourished, and by 1828, it had six homes alongside the Mississippi River. At the request of Jesuit Father De Smet, on the age of seventy-one, Rose started a faculty for Indians in Sugar Creek, Kansas. Among the Indians she got here to be often called “the lady who’s all the time praying.” A yr after beginning this faculty, her well being started to fail and he or she returned to St. Charles the place she died on October 18, 1852.

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