October 16 – Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque: Patron Saint of Polio Victims

Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque, Patron Saint of Polio Victims (Feast Date:  October 16)

Extract from Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque:  “From the time she was twenty, she experienced visions of Christ, and on December 27, 1673, she began a series of revelations that were to continue over the next year and a half. In them Christ informed her that she was His chosen instrument to spread devotion to His Sacred Heart, instructed her in a devotion that was to become known as the Nine Fridays and the Holy Hour, and asked that the feast of the Sacred Heart be established. Rebuffed by her superior, Mother de Saumaise, in her efforts to follow the instruction she had received in the visions, she eventually won her over but was unable to convince a group of theologians of the validity of her apparitions, nor was she any more successful with many of the members of her community. She received the support of Blessed Claude La Colombiere, the community’s confessor for a time, who declared that the visions were genuine”  See picture of Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque. Videos: Saint Margaret Mary AlacoqueSaint Margaret Mary Alacoque. Prayers: Prayer to St. Margaret Mary Alacoque, Prayer to God the Father #3 – Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque.


 We, at the CTF/SOS DRS have prayed for the intercession of St. Margaret Mary Alacoque on behalf of those affected by the following catastrophes:

Polio in Tajikistan (May 2010) (Asia)  See World Mission Rosary Intentions – May 10-23, 2010.

That the Lord in His Divine Mercy – through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary – may build up His Kingdom,make these mysteries a reality in our lives, strengthen us in our common mission, and come to the aid of those for whom we pray.


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