St. Rose Philippine Duchesne
Patron Saint of perseverance amid adversity, Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau
Born on August 29, 1769 in the French city of Grenoble, Rose Philippine was baptized in the Church of St. Louis.
She was educated at the Convent of the Visitation of Ste. Marie d'en Haut and, against her father’s wishes, became a novice there when she was eighteen years old. However, the French Revolution caused much disruption for the nuns, and when the Sisters of the Visitation were expelled from their convents, Rose returned home.