Saint Mary Margaret of Alacoque Minibook
Title: Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque
Authors: Bob and Penny Lord
Publisher: Journeys of Faith
Format: Printed minibook
Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque
Mystic and Visionary of the Sacred Heart Specially chosen by the Lord to bring the Message of His Sacred Heart to His children.
“What hast thou, dust and ashes that thou canst glory!”
With these words, Our Lord called Sister Margaret Mary to humility, reminding her that she was His, and that renewed, more powerful devotion to His Sacred Heart was His will and His design, not hers; cautioning her, she was nothing; He is all! She was simply to say Yes! to Him and not become puffed up that He chose her for His will on earth. Are not His words to St. Margaret Mary, to us the Faithful as well, lest we think otherwise and fall? Did not St. Paul tell us that no one may boast; for we have faith, and are part of the Mystical Body of Christ by the Grace of God and His merciful Love.
Our Lord, the Potter, has molded us from clay, from the very beginning. No one has ever been exempt from the need of His Grace and Love. Was this not Our Lord’s way of telling her and us that only two were born holy, without the stain of original sin, Our Lord Jesus and His Mother Mary? Is He not reminding us that even the Saints, Visionaries, Mystics and Stigmatists were sinners, subject to Him and His laws? Is He not trying to teach us that they were just souls who fell in love with the Lord, simply brothers and sisters like us, only specially chosen by the Lord for a mission on earth? Are they not to be an example to us of what God can do with our Yes? The choice was theirs; they could have said Yes or No. Here is the story of a sinner who said Yes and became a Saint.
Journey to Paray-le-Monial to the Convent of the Visitation where
Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque received real visions of Jesus, where He showed
her His Sacred Heart, and gave her the promises of the Sacred Heart.
Learn about Saint Claude Colombiere and how he, along with Saint Margaret Mary, was responsible for our devotions to the Sacred Heart of Jesus.