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?
Bicentennial News and Activities
On Friday, June 29, 2018, a sculpture of Saint Philippine was unveiled and blessed by the Most Rev. Robert J. Carlson, archbishop of St. Louis, and Sheila Hammond rscj, provincial of the Society of the Sacred Heart, United States – Canada Province.
An invitation to an encounter with Saint Philippine Duchesne in her place and historical context
An invitation from the Province of Belgium-France-Netherlands (BFN).
At the end of the 2017 Spirituality Forum, Margot Bremer rscj from Venezuela presented to Sheila Hammond rscj a precious treasure: a ciborium that according to oral tradition had been given by Sophie to Philippine in 1818 for the mission in the New World.
"The writings of Saint Philippine... constitute a rich source of information about her missionary call and the sacrifices involved, the primitive life of the first years on the Missouri frontier, and the development of the Catholic Church and the Society of the Sacred Heart in North America during thirty-four years."
Greetings and prayers are being shared from different parts of the world. We post some here in their original text.
With the joy of being in union with one another, sharing a common feast and a common dream of a better world, one that we make known each day in each elementary and high school, each university, each formation site, we greet you and share with you how we will celebrate this feast in the Saint Madeleine Sophie School/Secretariado Comercial Santo Domingo Savio de Caracas, Venezuela.
The presentations of the featured speakers at the Spirituality Forum 2017 are now available on the bicentennial website of the USC Province.