Sacred Heart Frontiers Conference

  • Portrait by Mary Beth Kemper CPPS
  • Triptych of Rose Philippine Duchesne at the Old St. Ferdinand Shrine, Florissant, Missouri
A conference in honor of
Saint Rose Philippine Duchesne,
who went to the frontiers of her world:
How is the Society of the Sacred Heart 
going to the frontiers of our day?
The Frontiers Conference begins on Thursday evening, July 19, with a presentation by Cokie Roberts at the Missouri History Museum, "Extending America’s Promise: Pioneering Women.
On the succeeding three days, the Frontiers Conference will be held at the Pallotine Renewal Center in Florissant, Missouri.  The speakers include:
On Spirituality
Mary Frohlich rscj  (USC)
Choi Hae Young rscj  (KOC)
On Education
Ananda Amritmahal rscj (IND)
Eloisa Gomez rscj and Esteban Altamiranda  (ARU)
On Justice, Peace, and Integrity of Creation
Anne Corry rscj  (ANZ / Mother House)
Caroline Joy Luz rscj  (PHI)
On Internationality
Cecile Meijer rscj  (USC)
Josephine Adibo rscj  (UGK)
Sunday Mass Reflection
Kathleen Conan rscj  (USC)
Marilyn McMorrow rscj  (USC)      
Pilgrimages to sites where Philippine and the first RSCJ lived and worked are scheduled as follows:

July 17-18:   First bus trip to Mound City, St. Mary’s, and Sugar Creek, Kansas. 

July 23-24:   Second bus trip to Mound City, St. Mary’s, and Sugar Creek, Kansas.

July 22 afternoon:   A trip to St. Ferdinand in Florissant where Philippine and the first RSCJ opened a noviceship, a boarding school and a short lived school for the native Americans, and to St. Charles where the Shrine of St. Philippine is located.