Book of Saints – Saint Margaret Mary

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

October 16

Margaret Mary was born in 1647 in France. She was a cripple, but the Blessed Virgin Mary cured her. In thanksgiving she promised to give her life to God. She entered the Order of the Visitation.

Sister Margaret Mary loved our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament very much. He showed her His Sacred Heart in four visions. The flames that came forth from His Sacred Heart were a sign of His burning love for us and His desire that we love Him in return. The crown of thorns around His Heart were a sign of sacrifice and penance to make up for sin.

Jesus said to her: “Look at this Heart which has loved men so much, and yet men do not want to love Me in return. Through you I wish to spread devotion to My Sacred Heart everywhere on earth.”

Jesus made at least twelve promises to her. One of these promises is that He would bless those who honor His Sacred Heart and give them the graces they need in life and in death.

MLA Citation

  • Father Lawrence George Lovasik, S.V.D.. “Saint Margaret Mary”. Book of Saints. CatholicSaints.Info. 4 January 2019. Web. 28 October 2020. <>