Duchesne Volunteer House
Duchesne House for Volunteers is located in New Orleans and is named in honor of St. Rose Philippine Duchesne, Pioneer Religious of the Sacred Heart. Duchesne House is a project supported by the United States Province of the Society of the Sacred Heart, in response to the needs surfaced in the New Orleans Area after Hurricane Katrina.
There are four Religious of the Sacred Heart who live in the spacious old house and open their doors to volunteer groups who come to New Orleans to help with the rebuilding of the city.
Duchesne House welcomes students to come for a week of service and immersion. The week includes helping with the rebuilding of New Orleans; cultural immersion; and evening presentations to probe racial, socio-economic, cultural and environmental Katrina-related issues.
Daily reflections that link the experiences of the day with the Gospel message are integral to the experience at Duchesne House. Solid spiritual preparation and a study of Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath, help to assure a focused and meaningful service and immersion experience.
For more info please follow the link to the website at http://duchesnehouse.rscj.org.
For reservations and details for your trip, Sister Mary Pat White, RSCJ can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.