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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

One day in 1689… - A Moment with Mary




* June 17 - Message of the Sacred Heart to Saint Margaret Mary (1689) * One day in 1689… ----- A Moment with Mary --

Une Minute avec Marie
An initiative of the Association Mary of Nazareth 

June 17 - Message of the Sacred Heart to Saint Margaret Mary (1689)

One day in 1689…


The Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to Saint Margaret Mary (a Roman Catholic nun in Paray-le-Monial, France), when the young nun was sick. Mary was "very affectionate" and they spoke together at length. Mary said:

"Take heart, my dear daughter, in the health that I give you from my divine Son. You will have a long and difficult way to go. You will always have to carry the cross and be pierced with nails and thorns and torn by whips. But fear not, I will not leave you and I promise I will always protect you."

In the 12th century, devotion to the Sacred Heart was already dear to Saint Anthony of Padua, Saint Bonaventure and Saint Clare of Assisi, as it was in the 17th century to Pierre de Berulle and Saint John Eudes.

One day in the year 1689, Jesus said to Saint Margaret Mary that he wished for a consecration to be performed by the King of France (Louis XIV), with the representation of His Sacred Heart on the French flag and a new national shrine dedicated to the Sacred Heart in which France would be consecrated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Unfortunately, Louis XIV did nothing and the Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Montmartre was not to be inaugurated until 1919.

Adapted by Françoise Breynaert

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