He who has Jesus has everything
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”.
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:
It was a blessing to research her life and find inspiration in her life’s work.