“The Woman Who Is Always Praying”


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                                                                                    He who has Jesus has everything

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back view-

St. Rose Philippine Duchesne, Virgin (Feast day – November 18.    Died: 1852
Born in Grenoble, France, in 1769, Rose joined the Society of the Sacred Heart.  In 1818, when she was forty-nine years old, Rose was sent to the United States. She founded a boarding school for daughters of pioneers near St. Louis and opened the first free school west of the Missouri.
At the age of seventy-one, she began a school for Indians, who soon came to call her “the woman who is always praying”.

She was courageous in frontier conditions, single-minded in pursuing her dream of serving Native Americans, and  self-accepting.
“Learn to let others do their share of the work. Things may be done less well, but you will have more peace of soul and health of body. And what temporal interest should we not sacrifice in order to gain these blessings?” 
Melanie,
Thank you for using my image to illustrate your article. St. Duchesne was a wonderful example of strong faith in the Lord. The bronze sculpture, by my friend Harry Weber, was the contest winner for a life-size sculpture of the Saint to be installed near her shrine in St. Charles, MO. My sculpture, that you show the back of, was second runner up (No hard feelings…he is a friend and a good sculptor…friendly competition). If I may I would like to share a link to a composite image of my sculpture with information on the symbolism:
http://fineartamerica.com/featured/details-of-symbols-on-saint-rose-philippine-duchesne-sculpture-adam-long.html .
It was a blessing to research her life and find inspiration in her life’s work.

7 thoughts on ““The Woman Who Is Always Praying”

  1. What an inspiration she is! If it’s ok I would like to ask her to pray for the Native Americans. St. Rose please pray for them, there are so many needs today, so much destruction has taken place. Please pray for them, in Christ’s Name, amen. God heal the wounds! Amen.

    Blessings to you,

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  2. Melanie,
    Thank you for using my image to illustrate your article. St. Duchesne was a wonderful example of strong faith in the Lord. The bronze sculpture, by my friend Harry Weber, was the contest winner for a life-size sculpture of the Saint to be installed near her shrine in St. Charles, MO. My sculpture, that you show the back of, was second runner up (No hard feelings…he is a friend and a good sculptor…friendly competition). If I may I would like to share a link to a composite image of my sculpture with information on the symbolism:
    http://fineartamerica.com/featured/details-of-symbols-on-saint-rose-philippine-duchesne-sculpture-adam-long.html .
    It was a blessing to research her life and find inspiration in her life’s work. Sincerely, Adam Long http://www.adamlongsculpture.com

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