|As seen in the former convent at Old St. Ferdinand in Florissant, MO|
December 4, 1836 ~ Mother Duchesne writes to her sister Amelie, "Our first foothold in America was at St. Charles, beyond the Missouri River; our first permanent convent was at St. Ferdinand de Florissant, where I am living now. The second permanent convent in Missouri was at St. Louis on the Mississippi, and the third was a return to St. Charles, where the convent is built near a very pretty Jesuit Church, so spiritual helps are numerous. As St. Louis is the chief city in the state, that convent is in every way the most important one we have."
Taken from the book: Through the Year with Philippine Duchesne