Today we celebrate the Feast Day of Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque. “Look upon yourself as a tree planted beside the water, which bears its fruit in due season; the more it is shaken by the wind, the deeper it strikes its roots into the ground.” Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque
Patron Saint of against polio, devotees of the Sacred Heart, loss of parents and polio patients.
After a girlhood marked by painful illness and even more painful family discord, Margaret Mary Alacoque (1647-1690) entered the Visitation convent of Paray-le-Monial, France, at the age of 22.
She was ignorant, sickly, and clumsy, but she had great charity and humility. Our Lord chose her to spread devotion to his Sacred Heart, at a time when rebellion without (Protestantism) and heresy within (Jansenism) were doing their best to separate Catholics from their faith and their God.
Many pilgrims to her tomb have sought and obtained favors. Through her apostolate of devotion to the Sacred Heart many sinners have repented and found grace with God. (more information about Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque https://www.catholicculture.org/culture/liturgicalyear/calendar/day.cfm?date=2018-10-16)
Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque, pray for us!
Saint Peter Chanel, pray for us!
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