Barbara Dawson and the General Council offer this prayer for the feast of our first missionary, Philippine Duchesne, on November 18, and the 220th birthday of the Society of the Sacred Heart on November 21st.
Rachel Guillien has written this prayer to celebrate the Feast of Philippine Duchesne on November 18 and to honor all people on the move
"Let us thank Philippine today for being willing to grapple with the evils of her time and for finding ways to do good even when those ways were incomplete and imperfect. May we find the courage and humility to do the same."
"Let us celebrate our sister Philippine today, a woman of courage who gives us courage, a woman of hope who gives us hope, a woman of vision who urges us to participate in creating a world that mirrors God’s vision for his people."
Readings for the Mass of Saint Rose Philippine Duchesne
The Celebration of the Feast of Saint Rose Philippine Duchesne and the Bicentennial Closing Mass in St. Louis will take place on Sunday, November 18 at 2:30 p.m. (CST).
As we come to the end of the Year of Prayer, we make this question our own: "What have we learned from her?"
"Fortitude and Love: Ukon Takayama and Philippine Duchesne" by Eriko Oyama rscj (JPN)