• View of the Shrine Virtual Tour inside the Shrine Sanctuary
    Welcome to the Shrine of Saint Rose Philippine Duchesne! Explore, read about, and listen to the life of a woman, holy and human, who's ministry and worked helped bring the Society of the Sacred Heart to North America.  
  • Students pose with the statue of Mater located at the Academy of the Sacred Heart in St. Charles
    A group of 20 eighth and ninth grade students from Academy of the Sacred Heart in Grand Coteau, Louisiana, visited the greater St. Louis, Missouri, area. They soaked up everything from the Gateway Arch to historical sites significant to the foundations of the Society of the Sacred Heart, United States – Canada Province, and Sacred Heart education.
  • Procession to the ground breaking for the Shrine of Saint Rose Philippine Duchesne on April 18, 1951. Lillian Conaghan, RSCJ (far left).
    After Saint Rose Philippine Duchesne died on November 18, 1852, she was buried on the convent grounds in St. Charles, Missouri. Three years later, Mother Aloysia Jacquet, RSCJ, had a small octagonal shrine built in honor of Our Lady of the Pillar on the grounds of the Academy of the Sacred Heart in St. Charles. Soon after, Mother Duchesne’s remains were removed from the cemetery and placed in this shrine where she rested for almost 100 years.