| Artist rendering of the First Brick Convent 1835|
by Beverly Zoellner Groneck, SC'69
September 22, 1833 ~ Philippine writes to Mother de Gramont, "The work of overseeing the construction of our new building has kept me so busy, I am spending this night in letter-writing. So please excuse the brevity of all the stupidities of an old nun who is never sleepy when chatting with you, but who is growing very weak. My fondest regards to all our Mothers and Sisters in Paris."
Taken from the book: Through the Year with Philippine Duchesne
The mural above can be seen as you enter the Academy of the Sacred Heart Archives lower level. Artist and alumna Beverly Zoellner Groneck, SC '69 was commissioned to draw murals featuring significant historical buildings and quotes as you descend the staircase leading into the archives.