This year, the Feast of St Philippine Duchesne (18th November) also brings to an end the celebration of the bicentenary of her arrival in the USA.
So perhaps now is simply a good time to sit with her, and listen to what she has to say to us...
What can we learn from her, to enable us to live, love and serve with something of her spirit and her courage?
At the end of this year of celebration and commemoration, of prayer, service, forums and special events, what gift would she like us to take with us?
You can read more about Philippine and the bicentenary on our international website and the site of the US-Canada Province
Photo by Clara Malo RSCJ