Celebrating Saint Rose Philippine Duchesne, a pioneer missionary of the Society of the Sacred Heart, who came to St. Charles, Missouri, from France and founded the first free school west of the Mississippi in September 1818.

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Philippine Sculpture by Gianfranco Tassara

This sculpture resides in the Cathedral Basilica Jubille Prayer Garden in St. Louis, Missouri.

It was dedicated in loving memory of Gertrude (Trudy) Buholzer Busch. The sculpture of Philippine is the gift of her children, Trudy Valentine, Billy Busch and Adolphus Busch, who remember her and celebrate her wisdom, intelligence, strength, grace and profound love of God.