St. Margaret Mary Alacoque, a French Roman Catholic Visitation nun, is greatly recognized for her devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Margaret has always shown an intense love for the Blessed Sacrament and preferred silence over typical childhood play. She began having severe body modifications after her first communion which caused her to be confined in bed from sickness. After she made a vow to the Blessed Virgin Mary that she would remain in a religious life, her body was healed instantly. Saint Margaret received visions of Jesus Christ so often that she thought they were a normal part of life. After her father died, her mother told Margaret to find someone to marry. One night, after attending a ball in an evening dress, Margaret had a vision of Christ, scourged and bloody. He accused her of forgetting him and showed her that He loved her with all His heart especially after she made a vow to Mary. She, then, decided to return back to the vows she said and fulfil them. She became a nun and attended many Sacred Heart events. When she died, her body was laid in a tomb, where two immediate cures took place.
Saint Margaret Mary, you who was made a partaker of the divine treasures of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, obtain for us, we beseech you, from this adorable Heart, the graces we need so sorely. We ask these favors of you with unbounded confidence. May the divine Heart of Jesus be pleased to bestow them upon us through your intercession, so that once again He may be loved and glorified through you. Amen.