St. Margaret Mary Alacoque

For Catholics, There’s Only One Choice

As the grandson of immigrants, I was raised to think that to be Catholic automatically meant being a Democrat; after all, it was the Democratic Party that had been so involved in assisting the newly-arrived with possibilities for financial security and upward mobility. The first presidential election in which I could vote (as a seminarian [...]

St Joseph, Dispenser of the Treasures of the Sacred Heart

Today the Church celebrates the feast of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus; it is a feast that helps us to reflect more deeply on the magnitude of Christ's love for souls. It is a feast that comes with an invitation to experience the "abundance of healing waters, that is, heavenly gifts of divine love, [...]

St. Margaret Mary Alacoque and the Reception of the Sacred Heart

“I will adjust my graces to the spirit of the Rule [of your religious order], and I want you to give it priority over everything else.”  ∼ revelation of Christ to St. Margaret Mary Alacoque St. Margaret Mary Alacoque (1647-1690) is well known as the nun whose revelations helped popularize devotion to the Sacred Heart [...]

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