For the feast of Philippine Duchesne, we offer this reflection by Teresa Gomá rscj (ESP) and this image of Philippine by Cistercian nun Isabel Guerra.
Rose Philippine Duchesne
The complete writings of Rose Philippine Duchesne, published in French in 2017, have now been published in English by the Society of the Sacred Heart.
On this feast of Rose Philippine Duchesne, we read an exchange of letters between her and Madeleine Sophie Barat, written during the beginnings of the mission with the Potawatomis.
Let us celebrate the heart of a missionary woman, in an era when we no longer send out missionaries, yet need to be as courageous and fearless as that pioneer, St. Rose Philippine Duchesne rscj.