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Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque


Also known as Margarita Mary Alacoque, Margherita Mary Alacoque, Marguerite Mary Alacoque

Memorial 16 October

Profile Healed from a crippling disorder by a vision of the Blessed Virgin, which prompted her to give her life to God. After receiving a vision of Christ fresh from the Scourging, she was moved to join the Order of the Visitation at Paray-le-Monial in 1671. Received a revelation from our Lord in 1675, which included 12 promises to her and to those who practiced a true to devotion to His Sacred Heart, whose crown of thorns represent his sacrifices. The devotion encountered violent opposition, especially in Jansenist areas, but has become widespread and popular.

Born 22 July 1647 at L'Hautecourt, Burgundy, France

Died 17 October 1690 of natural causes body incorrupt Beatified 18 September 1864

Canonized 13 May 1920 by Pope Benedict XV

Patronage against polio; devotees of the Sacred Heart; loss of parents;

Represetation woman wearing the habit of the Order of the Visitation and holding a flaming heart; woman wearing the habit of the Order of the Visitation and kneeling before Jesus who exposes His heart to her

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