The Autobiography of St. Margaret Mary AlacoqueAuthor: St. Margaret Mary Alacoque
Publisher: TAN Books
Publication Date: 1995-01-01
This important historical record is filled with hope-inspiring explanations of how to become closer to God and experiences shaping Alacoque’s inner transformation during her spiritual journey. With its meditations on humility, nobility, and courage during times of extreme crisis for the church, The Autobiography paints an enduring image of Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque as an indelible figure in the world’s history books who has inspired people for years.
Bring the miraculous story home with The Autobiography of Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque—a book that stands testament to a beloved saint’s devotion to Jesus Christ and a priceless document reminding us all about humanity’s power to transform through faith and grace.
St. Margaret Mary Alacoque was a French Roman Catholic nun and mystic, who promoted devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus in its modern form. She worked to prove the genuineness of her vocation and her visions of Jesus and Mary relating to the Sacred Heart. She was initially rebuffed by her mother superior and was unable to convince theologians of the validity of her visions. A noted exception was Saint Claude de la Colombiere, who supported her. The devotion to the Sacred Heart was officially recognized 75 years after Alacoque's death. In his encyclical Miserentissimus Redemptor, Pope Pius XI stated that Jesus Christ had "manifested Himself" to Saint Margaret and referred to the conversation between Jesus and Saint Margaret several times.