Tuesday, October 17, 2006

St. Margaret Mary Alacoque

Margaret Mary Alacoque was born in 1647 at Verosvres in France. She consecrated herself to Christ at an early age with a vow of perpetual virginity. She entered the convent at age 23 where she received three great revelations and developed a wonderful devotion to the Sacred Heart.

Introit: Cant. 2.3. I sat under his shadow whom I desired: and his fruit was sweet to my palate. Ps. How lovely are Thy tabernacles, O Lord of hosts! my soul longeth and fainteth for the courts of the Lord.

Offertory: Zach. 9. 17. For what is the good thing of him, and what is his beautiful thing, but the corn of the elect and the wine springing forth virgins?

Postcommunion: By the intercession of the blessed virgin Margaret Mary, grant, we beseech Thee, O Lord Jesus, that we who have received the mysteries of Thy Body and Blood may put off the pride and vanity of the world and be found worthy to put on the meekness and humility of Thy Heart.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Another blog i stumbled across had this same post of info about this saint, but i must confess i've never heard of her.
In Jesus,
Maria Toth