Sunday, October 16, 2016

St. Margaret Mary Alacoque

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St. Margaret Mary Alacoque

The visions of Christ granted to St. Margaret Mary Alacoque (virgin and religious) led to the Church’s formal veneration of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Margaret Mary was born in 1647; her childhood in eastern France was unhappy because of family problems and illness. After briefly considering marriage, she entered the Order of Visitation Sisters …