Remembering Philippine

November 18 is the feast day
of Rose Philippine Duchesne.
Let us discover the true essence of Philippine:
Let us accompany her in her searches,
Let us wait like her, to become patient,
Let adversity fuel our strength and energy as did she,
Let us listen to her doubts and disappointments
That come from honesty and the desire to be consistent.
Let us pray with her faith.
Let us live open to learn the will of God
and always put it into practice.
If we manage to make our own even one of her values, 
Our life, like hers, will bear fruit, albeit hidden, but plentiful.
Teresa Gomá rscj
by Xavier Baró i Queralt
BAC Publishing Company, 2014
This oil painting of Rose Philippine Duchesne by Isabel Guerra, a Spanish nun from the Cistercian Monastery in Zaragoza, was commissioned by Marisol Soler rscj and was given as gift of the provinces of Spain to the Society for the Canonization of Philippine in 1988. Given its very large size, it was hung at the Villa Lante, where it remains. A smaller copy was made to be placed in the Oratory of St. Madeleine Sophie at the Villa, to accompany the one of Sophie.
Click here to read more about Isabel Guerra.

Province |Spain

Our Spirituality |The Sacred Heart Spiritual Tradition

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