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1800-1897: The Founding of the Sacred Heart Society & Our Beginnings in America

  • St. Madeleine Sophie Barat Founds the Society of the Sacred Heart

    St. Madeleine Sophie Barat Founds the Society of the Sacred Heart
  • First Sacred Heart Network School Founded in America

    First Sacred Heart Network School Founded in America
    St. Philippine Duchesne makes the first American Foundation of the Society of the Sacred Heart in America and establishes a school in St. Charles, Missouri
  • St. Philippine Duchesne dies in St. Charles, Missouri

  • First Sacred Heart school in California opened by Mother Mary Keating from The Society known today as Convent of the Sacred Heart Broadway and located in the Flood Mansion.

  • Rev. Mother O'Meara superior of the San Francisco house (school) seeks property on the peninsula for a school. Architect Charles Devlin submits plans for a country boarding school of the Sacred Heart

  • Society of Sacred Heart Purchases 40 acres in Menlo Park

    Society of Sacred Heart Purchases 40 acres in Menlo Park
    An excerpt from the House (school) journal in San Francisco reveals that the first 40 acres of the eventual 63 of SHS was paid for by the Society of the Sacred Heart: "A loan of $15,000 has to be made to complete the $20,000 purchase of the place at Menlo."