November 18 - Saint Rose Philippine Duchesne

She was the daughter of a well off French family. As a child, she was pampered and imperious. She liked history and began to gain interest in the history of the Native Americans. Later entered the convent and began to convert more and more to Jesus. She wanted to be a missionary but not until after she turned 50 years old was it that she was finally able to travel to the United States, at that time was land for missions. With a groups of sisters she founded a school for poor children. When she was 70 years olf, she founded a school for Native Americans.

Does it seem as though time is against desires and a vocation? Do you think you are too young or too old to continue to Christ’s calling?


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