St. Margaret Mary Alacoque
Oct 16, 2021
Patron Saint of those Suffering with Polio, Devotees of the Sacred Heart, and the Loss of Parents
Margaret Mary was born in the small Burgundian town of L’Hautecour in France, the fifth of seven children of Claude Alacoque, a notary, and his wife, Philliberte Lamyn.
Her father died when she was eight and she was sent to school with the Poor Clares. She was immediately attracted to their way of life and so exemplary was her piety that she was allowed to make her First Communion at the age of nine – an unusual privilege at the time.