st margaret mary alacoque

This divine heart is an abyss filled with all blessings, and into the poor should submerge all their needs. It is an abyss of joy in which all of us can immerse our sorrows. It is an abyss of lowliness to counteract our foolishness, an abyss of mercy for the wretched, an abyss of love to meet our every need. - St. Margaret Mary Alacoque


As June is the Month of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
Let us remind ourselves of the Promises Our Lord gave to St Margaret Mary Alacoque

(1) “I will give them all the graces necessary in their state of life.
(2) I will establish peace in their homes.
(3) I will comfort them in all their afflictions.
(4) I will be their secure refuge during life, and above all, in death.
(5) I will bestow abundant blessings upon all their undertakings.
(6) Sinners will find in my Heart the source and infinite ocean of mercy.
(7) Lukewarm souls shall become fervent.
(8) Fervent souls shall quickly mount to high perfection.
(9) I will bless every place in which an image of my Heart is exposed and honored.
10) I will give to priests the gift of touching the most hardened hearts.
(11) Those who shall promote this devotion shall have their names written in my Heart.
(12) I promise you in the excessive mercy of my Heart that my all-powerful love will grant to all those who receive Holy Communion on the First Fridays in nine consecutive months the grace of final perseverance; they shall not die in my disgrace, nor without receiving their sacraments. My divine Heart shall be their safe refuge in this last moment.”

Then, there was the time my only Love appeared to me and held out two pictures, one in each hand. One of them portrayed a life of happiness greater than a religious could dream of– complete peace, inward and outward consolations, perfect health, together with human approval or esteem and similar naturally pleasing things. The other portrait showed a life of poverty and abasement– a constant crucifixion by means of every kind of humiliation, frustration and contempt, with continuous sufferings in body and mind. “Choose, my child!” He said, putting them in front of me. “Choose the one you would like to have. The same graces will follow whichever one you choose.” Throwing myself at his feet in adoration, I replied: “Lord, you are all I want; I leave the choice to you.” […] “You choose the one that will bring you the greater glory, and don’t consider my likes or feelings at all. Please yourself, and I shall be satisfied.”
He told me then that, like Mary Magdalen, I had chosen the best part of all, which would never be taken away from me, since it was to be my portion for ever. “There you are!” He said, offering me the crucifixion picture. “That’s my choice for you, that’s what I like best– it will fulfil my plans and it will also make your more like next the other picture is of the life of bliss reserved for Heaven: it leaves to opportunity for merit.”
—  Autobiography of Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque