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By Philip Kosloski, Aleteia, 11/18/21

The American missionary was led by a deep devotion to Jesus in the Eucharist.

St. Rose Philippine Duchesne was drawn to religious life at an early age. After hearing a Jesuit speak about missionary work in the New World when she was 8 years old, Philippine already felt a desire to evangelize the Americas.

She was eventually granted that desire, and even though she did not always know the language of the Indigenous people she served, she kept a devout life of prayer. …

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