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St. Margaret Mary and the Sacred Heart of Jesus have always been a part of my life.

I remember as a child gazing at a picture of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in my grandparent’s bedroom. The eyes of Our Lord followed me wherever I went. I was aware that it was St. Margaret Mary Alacoque to whom Jesus appeared to spread this greatest of devotions because my other grandmother was named after the French saint and she told us the story.

When I got married, the first picture I bought for our home was that same picture of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. My daughter’s first word was “Jesus” as she pointed to Him in the picture. It just so happens that my wife is also named Margaret.

Rev. Alban Butler records the remarkable life of St. Margaret Mary Alacoque in his Lives of the Saints. She was a 17th century French nun and her entire life was filled with prayer and mortification. However, the Catholic Encyclopedia records a particular striking aspect of the saint’s life that should give us pause.

When Margaret was seventeen, the family property was recovered, and her mother besought her to establish herself in the world. Her filial tenderness made her believe that the vow of childhood was not binding, and that she could serve God at home by penance and charity to the poor. Then, still bleeding from her self-imposed austerities, she began to take part in the pleasures of the world. One night upon her return from a ball, she had a vision of Christ as He was during the scourging, reproaching her for infidelity after He had given her so many proofs of His love. During her entire life Margaret mourned over two faults committed at this time–the wearing of some superfluous ornaments and a mask at the carnival to please her brothers. [1]

Do we mourn over our faults that are far greater? Do we even think about them and how every sin, even venial sin, is great in the eyes of God?

In 1690, when the priest administered the Extreme Unction while at the fourth anointing of the lips, St Margaret Mary died.  She was canonized in 1920.

It took the Catholic Church 230 years to canonize this holy nun. Compare that with the counterfeit religion of Rome taking only 9 years to canonized the Koran-kissing, Wailing Wall weeping, Zoroastrian participating, crucifix covering, animist praying, schismatic con-celebrating, Martin Luther praising, anti-Catholic apologizing, and multiple pagan blessed “Pope” John Paul II.

St. Margaret Mary mourned her whole life for having worn a mask at a carnival to please her brothers when she was 17 years old. Compare that with the old Vatican 2 popes wearing clown noses and pagan headdresses along with all their other ghastly errors to please men.

The world is completely upside down.

Saint Margaret Mary pray for us.

Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, have mercy on us.

 

 

Footnote:

[1] http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/09653a.htm

 

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