Shrine of

Saint Philippine Duchesne


          ST. Charles, MO              

Saint Philippine Duchesne was born in France in 1769.  She served  during the French Revolution helping the sick and the poor. After becomming a Nun of the Society of the Sacred Heart, she came to New Orleans in 1818 and then went to St. Charles, MO. where she opened a school, later a convent, and an orphanage.

When she was seventy-two she started a school for the Potawatomi Indians.

There are 2 links that should be explored to learn more about her life.




Shrine of St. Philippine Duchesne
619 North Second Street
St. Charles, MO 63301

       (636) 946-6127