The Life of Saint Margaret Mary AlacoqueAuthor: Emile Bougaud
Publisher: TAN Books
Publication Date: 2002-01-01
From the incredible revelation she experienced and how it shaped her life, to a detailed account of her tireless efforts to spread devotion to the Sacred Heart, this fascinating and informative work portrays St. Margaret Mary as a formidable woman, unafraid to give all she had for Jesus. Thanks in large part to this beloved saint, we have come to understand the special significance of the Sacred Heart – allowing us all a greater exploration into Christ’s boundless love for humankind.
Through real-life accounts, scriptures, writing from spiritual masters, letters from those who knew St. Margaret Mary personally, and more, this comprehensive biography invites readers on an exciting journey through fulfilling life story of someone whose unwavering commitment brought so much joy and insight into countless lives. It’s an inspiring testament that truly puts forth one messages: no amount of generosity is too great for serving God through faith in his infinite 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.