Our Patron Saint

Margaret Mary was born on July 22, 1647 at L’Hautecour, Burgundy, France. Ill with rheumatic fever until she was fifteen, she was bedridden at one point for five years. She developed a devotion to the Blessed Sacrament and professed her vows at the Visitation convent in 1672. Margaret Mary experienced visions of Christ and revelations that instructed her in prayer and sacrifice. Margaret Mary died on October 17th, 1690 after a life of great austerity; she was canonized in 1920. The Catholic Encyclopedia refers to her as the Apostle of the Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus.