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Slide Presentation on Saint Philippine Duchesne

 Collection
Call Number: RH PH P2793

Overview

This collection consists of a slide show, with accompanying narration by Frank Eschen on an audio cassette, concerning the life and canonization of Saint Philippine Duchesne.

Dates

  • 1953 - 1988

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

No access restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Spencer Library staff may determine use restrictions dependent on the physical condition of manuscript materials.

Biography of Saint Philippine Duchesne

Saint Philippine Duchesne was born on August 29, 1769 in Grenoble, France. When she was 19 years old, she joined the convent of the Visitation and was educated by the sisters of the Order of the Visitation of Holy Mary. However, in 1792 during the early years of the French Revolution, she saw the dispersion of the Order of the Visitation of Holy Mary and returned home to live with her family.

In 1804 she accepted an offer from Madeleine-Sophie Barat to merge her Visitation community with the newly-founded Society of the Sacred Heart. In 1818, Rose Philippine Duchesne went to America with a few other members of the Society. She arrived in New Orleans and traveled the Louisiana territory, ending in St. Charles, Missouri, near St Louis. Here she created a new house of the Sacred Heart Society in a log cabin, the first house of the Society ever built outside of France.

Saint Philippine Duchesne had a desire to work with the indigenous people in the region and in 1841 joined the Jesuits in establishing a school for the Potawatomi tribe in eastern Kansas. In 1842 she became ill and returned to St Charles, where she spent the last ten years of her life.

Rose Philippine Duchesne died on November 18, 1852, in St. Charles, Missouri. She was beatified in 1940 and canonized by Pope John Paul II on July 3, 1988.

Extent

2 folders (71 slides + 1 audio cassette tape)

Physical Location

RH PH P2793

Physical Location

RH Cassette Tape 66

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Reverend Wilkerson, 1988.

Related Materials

Philippine Duchesne Collection, RH MS P585, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas Libraries.
The Song of Mound City manuscript, RH MS 517, Kenneth Spencer Research Libary, University of Kansas
Saint Philippine Duchesne Collection, RH MS 1305, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas Libraries

Source

Creator

Title
Guide to the Reverend Wilkerson Collection
Subtitle
Slide Presentation on Saint Philippine Duchesne
Author
Finding aid prepared by imf, 2014
Date
2014
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.
Finding aid permalink
http://hdl.handle.net/10407/8703071727
Preferred citation
Slide Presentation on Saint Philippine Duchesne, RH PH P2793, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas Libraries.

Repository Details

Part of the University of Kansas. Kenneth Spencer Research Library Repository

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