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Bicentennial Celebration

Posted on November 21, 2018 in: Word from the Pastor

Bicentennial Celebration
By request of Archbishop Carlson, the parishes celebrate today the Feast of Saint Rose Philippine Duchesne RSCJ on the 166th anniversary of her death (1852) and the 200th anniversary of her arrival from France, via New Orleans in St. Charles, MO. Only five years after the Louisiana Purchase (1803) made the Missouri Territory a part of the United States and three years before Missouri Statehood (1821) and eight years before the establishment of the Diocese of St. Louis (1826), Mother Philippine Duchesne RSCJ and a small group of Religious of the Sacred Heart arrived, firs...

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