Rose Philippine Duchesne Photo

Rose Philippine Duchesne

Born: Aug 29, 1769

Death: Nov 18, 1852

Birthplace: Grenoble

Nationality: France

Rose Philippine Duchesne

Date of Birth : Aug 29, 1769
Date of Death : Nov 18, 1852
Birth Place : Grenoble

Rose Philippine Duchesne, R.S.C.J., was a French Religious Sister and educator. Along with the foundress, Madeleine-Sophie Barat, she was a prominent early member of the Religious Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, and founded the congregation's first communities in the United States. She spent the last half of her life teaching and serving the people of the Midwestern United States, then the western frontier of the nation. Duchesne was beatified on May 12, 1940, and canonized on July 3, 1988 by the Roman Catholic Church.

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