Book of Saints – Margaret Mary Alacoque

detail statue of Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque, church of Saint Gordian and Saint Epimachus, Merzhofen, Germany, 1896, by Peter Paul Metz; photograph taken in May 2009 by Andreas Praefcke; swiped off WikipediaArticle

(Saint) Virgin (October 17) (17th century) Born A.D. 1647, this highly privileged Servant of God passed her whole life in prayer and seclusion as a nun of the Order of the Visitation, at Paray-le-Monial in Burgundy. From a Revelation made to her by Our Lord Himself, she was led to enter upon her great work, the spreading of Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. In beginning this she experienced and overcame many difficulties and much opposition. But in the course of the centuries that have elapsed since her time the devotion has become worldwide, and among those dearest to the hearts of Christian people. Saint Margaret passed away A.D. 1690. She was beatified by Pope Pius IX and canonised by Benedict XV.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Margaret Mary Alacoque”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 15 March 2017. Web. 4 August 2021. <>