Prayer to St. Rose Philippine Duchesne 

Philippine Duchesne,
you were a pioneer woman,
called to join a pioneer endeavor -
to explore,
to begin,
to expand the educational frontiers of a new world.

Each of us, as a Duchesne Pioneer, asks that, through your intercession,
we be able to face our 'frontiers'
and meet the challenge of being 'pioneers.'
As boundaries appear before us,
help us to step gently over despair
and fashion a resurrection realm,
a hope-hallowed world.

Help us follow your model, as we
strive for a world which we cannot explain,
risk our lives to find new life,
challenge social patterns which give false comfort,
enter the Heart of the One who is Beginning and End,
share in the restlessness of the Spirit,
and become instruments of peace.