Thursday, July 18, 2019

St. Margaret Mary Alacoque Feast Day – October 16 – Saint of the Day

The Memorial of St. Margaret Mary Alacoque

St. Margaret Mary Alacoque is the Patron Saint of

1. Those suffering with polio
2. Devotees of the Sacred Heart
3. Loss of parents

St. Margaret Mary Alacoque Feast Day, Date of Birth, Country of Birth, Profession, Place of Work, Date of Death, Place of Death, Beatification Date, Canonization Date, Matrimony/Holy Orders, Nuns/Sisters who became Saints

St. Margaret Mary Alacoque brief life History

Date of Birth 22nd July, 1647
Country of Birth France in Europe
Profession Disciple of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
Place of Work France
Date of Death 17th October, 1690
Place of Death Paray-le-Monial, Duchy of Burgundy, Kingdom of France
St. Margaret Mary Alacoque Feast Day October 16
Beatification By Pope Pius IX on 18 September 1864 in Rome, Papal States
Canonization By Pope Benedict XV on 13 May 1920 in Vatican City
Patron Saint of 1. Those suffering with polio
2. Devotees of the Sacred Heart
3. Loss of parents

St. Margaret Mary Alacoque Feast Day Short life History

Margaret Mary was born at Terreau in Burgundy, on the 22nd July, 1647. During her infancy she showed a wonderfully sensitive horror of the very idea of sin.

In 1671 she entered the Order of the Visitation, at Paray-le-Monial, and was professed the following year. After purifying her by many trials, Jesus appeared to her in numerous visions, displaying to her His Sacred Heart, sometimes burning as a furnace, and sometimes torn and bleeding on account of the coldness and sins of men.

In 1675 the great revelation was made to her that she, in union with Father de la Colombière, of the Society of Jesus, was to be the chief instrument for instituting the feast of the Sacred Heart, and for spreading that devotion throughout the world. She died on the 17th October, 1690.

Today’s St. Margaret Mary Alacoque Feast Day Quote:

Love for the Sacred Heart especially honors the Incarnation, and makes the soul grow rapidly in humility, generosity, patience, and union with its Beloved.

St. Margaret Mary Alacoque Feast Day
St. Margaret Mary Alacoque Feast Day