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St. Margaret Mary Alacoque

Feast date: Oct 16

On Oct. 16, Roman Catholics celebrate the life of St. Margaret Mary Alacoque, the French nun whose visions of Christ helped to spread devotion to the Sacred Heart throughout the Western Church.

Margaret Mary Alacoque was born in July of 1647. Her parents Claude and Philiberte lived modest but virtuous lives, while Margaret proved to be a serious child with a great focus on God. Claude died when Margaret was eight, and from age 9-13 she suffered a paralyzing illness. In addition to her father’s death as well as her illenss, a struggle over her family’s property made life difficult for Margaret and her mother for several years.

During her illness, Margaret made a vow to enter religious life. During adolescence, however, she changed her mind. For a period of time she lived a relatively ordinary life, enjoying the ordinary social functions of her day and considering the possibility of marriage.

However, her life changed in response to a vision she saw one night while returning from a dance, in which she saw Christ being scourged. Margaret believed she had betrayed Jesus, by pursuing the pleasures of the world rather than her religious vocation, and a the at the age of 22, she decided to enter a convent.

Two days after Christmas of 1673, Margaret experienced Christ’s presence in an extraordinary way while in prayer. She heard Christ explain that he desired to show his love for the human race in a special way, by encouraging devotion to “the heart that so loved mankind.”

She experienced a subsequent series of private revelations regarding the gratitude due to Jesus on the part of humanity, and the means of responding through public and private devotion, but the superior of the convent dismissed this as a delusion.

This dismissal was a crushing disappointment, affecting the nun’s health so seriously that she nearly died. In 1674, however, the Jesuit priest Father Claude de la Colombiere became Margaret’s spiritual director. He believed her testimony, and chronicled it in writing.

Fr. de la Colombiere – later canonized as a saint – left the monastery to serve as a missionary in England. By the time he returned and died in 1681, Margaret had made peace with the apparent rejection of her experiences. Through St. Claude’s direction, she had reached a point of inner peace, no longer concerned with the hostility of others in her community.

In time, however, many who doubted her would become convinced as they pondered what St. Claude had written about the Sacred Heart. Eventually, her own writings and the accounts of her would face a rigorous examination by Church officials.

By the time that occurred, however, St. Margaret Mary Alacoque had already gained what she desired: “To lose myself in the heart of Jesus.” She faced her last illness with courage, frequently praying the words of Psalm 73: “What have I in heaven, and what do I desire on earth, but Thee alone, O my God?”

She died on October 17, 1690, and was canonized by Pope Benedict XV in 1920.


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    • Daughter of the Church

      St. Margaret Mary Alacoque, virgin. Feast day October 17, not “October 16″, which this latest is, according to the calendar of saints of the Roman Catholic Church, the feast of St. Hedwig, widow. An other case of musical chair played by the apostates leading the Synagogue of Satan! Why did the apostates played an other trick? Just because they can do it of course! The reasons of this replacement escape this ignorant typing hand, but be sure that there is some sinister motive, because the Synagogue of Satan has one intention only, which is to replace the holy by the unholy.

      St. Margaret Mary Alacoque is the blessed soul who sealed the devotion to the most Sacred Heart of Jesus, a devotion which had began centuries before with St. Gertrude the Great, virgin. Upon the now well defined devotion to the Sacred Heart, Saint Margaret Mary expressed to King Louis XIV of France a demand made by heaven that the Kingdom of France be consecrated to His Sacred Heart. The saint warned that if France was not consecrated, the kingdom would be overturned after three generations. This prediction proved tragically correct, because the third king, King Louis XVI lost the kingdom to the French Revolution. After a series of disastrous tribulations, notably by the Emperor Napoleon 1st, who bled to death France through his adventurisms; the ensuing communes revolutions, a couple of “constitutional” kings, the clever politician Emperor Napoleon III and an humiliating defeat by Bismarck’s…

      • Daughter of the Church

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        … Napoleon 1st, who bled to death France through his adventurisms; the ensuing communes revolutions, a couple of “constitutional” kings, the clever politician Emperor Napoleon III and an humiliating defeat by Bismarck’s Germany, France was at long last consecrated to the Sacred Heart. France then knew the terrible two World Wars, but still France’s unity has remained maintained, in spite of the recent invasion by the Mohammedan. This tells the world of the highest importance attributed by heaven to a consecration, as well as necessity to the devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus.
        Those historical facts explains why Satan and his servants at the command of the Synagogue of Satan is attempting to replace all that is sacred in the hijacked Roman Catholic Church by diabolical devotions of his own. For example Satan is attempting to replace the devotion to the Sacred Heart by the demonic devotion to the “Divine Mercy”. This Divine Mercy’s diabolical devotion represents the image of an anti-Christ who, while not wearing the stigmata’s, emanate some bright light coming out of “his heart”. The said replacing devotion constitute of a deceptively optimistic prayers to the “divine mercy to save the whole world”: meaning even the heretics, the unrepentant Jews, the pagans and the unbelievers may be “saved” through this consumâtes deception of Satan, or more precisely Lucifer or Satan transformed into an angel of light, the dark architect of all empty promises.

        In fine! my own question as to why the feast of St. Margaret Mary Alacoque, virgin has been changed may have been answered through the lines above: Satan wants to smear everything Jesus Christ do, including the feast days of Our Lord’s most mild saints.

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