“We cultivate a very small field
for Christ, but we love it, knowing
that God does not require great achievements but a heart that
holds back nothing for self. ...
He who has Jesus has everything."
St Rose Philippine Duchesne
France ~ 1769-1852
"Missionary of the American Frontier"
Foundress of the American Society of the Sacred Heart
FEAST DAY – November 18
St Rose spent hours in adoration of our Eucharistic Lord.
Sometimes her prayer would go long into the nighttime, spending 6 to 8
hours before the Blessed Sacrament. Her long hours of contemplation
impelled the Potawatomi Indians whom she served to name her,
Quah-kah-ka-num-ad, "Woman-Who-Prays-Always". "Poverty and Christian heroism
are here," she wrote, "and trials are the riches of priests in this land."
At 71 years old, she successfully opened a school in Kansas for them.
Sta Rose Philippine Duchesne, ora pro nobis!