Apostle of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
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St Margaret Mary is renowned as the promoter of devotion to the Sacred Heart. Born in 1647 in Autun in France, Margaret Mary joined the Visitation Sisters at Paray-Le-Monial.
Margaret Mary made rapid progress in the life of perfection and was granted deep mystical visitations from the Lord in which he asked her to spread devotion to his Sacred Heart. At first her revelations were treated with suspicion but eventually, with the belief of her confessor, they became accepted.
In one of her letters, Margaret Mary describes three streams flowing from the Sacred Heart. The first stream is mercy for sinners. The second is love for those who labour in hard circumstances in life and the third one is also of love but this time flowing on those who are Christ's friends and who make him the centre of his life.
What a wonderful Lord we have!