The Catholic Defender: saint margaret mary alacoque Eucharistic Miracle
Jesus is indeed the same today, yesterday, and forever, so come near to His Sacred Heart, come near to His Divine Mercy, come near to Love and He has continue to show to us since the Catholic Church was born from HIS wounds on Calvary. Yet I must always remind you as did Jesus, to repent for the kingdom of Heaven is at hand, think on this daily when you awaken and prepare yourself and those you love. Jesus continue to show HIS love in the Eucharistic Miracles, and when He comes to Saints.
In one of her ecstasies, she saw Christ tear out His Heart, which was on fire with love for her. He then split open her chest, took her heart out and pushed it through the wound in His own chest. As she watched it burning, Christ then gave it back to her, pressing it into place.
I will sprinkle clean water over you to make you clean; from all your impurities and from all your idols I will cleanse you.
I will give you a new heart, and a new spirit I will put within you. I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. Ezekiel 36: 2526
“Jesus is found in the Sacrament of the Eucharist, in which love keeps Him tied like a victim, always ready to be sacrificed for the glory of His Father, and for our salvation. His life is totally hidden from the eyes of the world, which succeed in seeing only the poor and humble appearances of bread and wine. [...] Jesus is always alone in the Blessed Sacrament. Try to never miss any Communion, lest we give great joy to our enemy the devil!” ST. MARGARET MARY ALACOQUE
Thought you might like a picture of a relic of the True Cross Jesus died on and a relic of M.M. Alacoque for tonight. God bless, GregoryMary
The Eucharistic Miracle of Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque (1647-1690)
Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque, a nun of the Visitation Convent of Paray-le-Monial (France, department of Saône-et-Loire), is universally known as the apostle of the devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. This devotion quickly spread throughout the whole Church thanks to outstanding individuals such as Saint John Eudes.
One Sunday in 1680, Sister Margaret Mary was rejoicing that she was soon to receive Holy Communion. The sacrament of the Eucharist was for her the summit of the Christian life, the moment when mystical union with Christ was realized in her.
The community Mass was fervent as usual and Margaret Mary prayed and sang enthusiastically with her sisters.
In the previous months, Jesus had appeared to her several times, often under the aspect of the Crucified Christ.
The moment of communion arrived. Each nun went to the gate separating the altar from the nuns' space, and knelt there while waiting for the priest to distribute communion.
Margaret Mary's turn came. This is how she later described what happened to her at that moment: "Going to Holy Communion, the holy host appeared to me resplendent like a sun whose brilliance I could actually withstand, and Our Lord in the midst holding a crown of thorns, which he placed on my head a little after I had received Him, saying to me: 'My daughter, receive this crown as a sign of the one that will soon be given to you, so you will be conformed to me'.
Margaret Mary feared that she was a victim of her imagination or of the devil, but a moment later, while the host was still emitting in a marvellous light, she physically felt the crown of Christ on her head: "I did not understand at first what this meant, but I soon knew, because of the effects that followed, and the two terrible blows that I received through the head; so that I feel that my entire head is surrounded by very sharp, painful thorns, whose stings will only end when I die."
“Twelve Promises of the Sacred Heart,” in which Jesus reveals the graces linked to this devotion. Love for the Sacred Heart of Jesus is directly tied to that of love for the Eucharist. As the great apostle of this devotion, the Jesuit priest Henri Ramiere wrote, “It is in the Eucharist that we truly find the Heart of Jesus nearest to us; it is in the Eucharist that He unites himself in a most intimate way to us, and we to Him.”
Saint Margaret received many mystical gifts and some revelations from Jesus. We list here below the “Twelve Promises of the Sacred Heart” which the Lord revealed to the saint:
1. To those devoted to My Sacred Heart, I will give all the graces and helps necessary to their state of life (Letter #141).
2. I will establish and safeguard peace in their families (Letter #35).
3. I will console them in all their afflictions (Letter #141).
4. I will be their sure refuge in life, and above all, at the hour of death (Letter #141).
5. I will pour abundant blessings on all of their labors and undertakings (Letter #141).
6. Sinners will find in My Heart an inexhaustible source of mercy (Letter #132).
7. Lukewarm souls will become fervent with the practice of this devotion (Letter #132).
8. Fervent souls will ascend rapidly to a higher perfection (Letter #132).
9. My blessing will remain in those places in which the image of the Sacred Heart will be displayed and venerated (Letter #35).
10. To all those who labor for the salvation of souls, I will give the grace to be able to convert the hardest hearts (Letter #141).
11. Persons who spread this devotion will have their names written forever in My Heart (Letter #141).
12. To all people who receive Communion on the first Fridays of nine consecutive months, I will give the grace of endless perseverance and of eternal salvation (Letter #86).