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Vatican Announces Jubilee Year to Celebrate 'Messenger of the Sacred Heart'
Vocation Promotion
Oct. 18, 2019

PINGREE, Ill., Oct. 18, 2019 /Christian Newswire/ -- The Vatican has proclaimed a Jubilee Year to celebrate the one hundredth anniversary of the canonization of St. Margaret Mary Alacoque.

The Jubilee Year, which was granted by the Apostolic Penitentiary in Rome, opens Oct. 16, 2019 and closes on Oct. 17, 2020. The year encompasses the anniversary of the canonization of St. Margaret Mary, which is May 13, 2020. On that day a reliquary of the Visitation nun will be displayed in St. Peter's Square.

"We are excited that Pope Francis has proclaimed this Jubilee Year. It will make available an abundance of graces throughout the world," said Sr. Susan Marie, of the Visitation Sisters' Brooklyn NY monastery. "The message of the Sacred Heart is one that is truly needed today."

The Visitation Sisters, who requested the celebration, said,

"[W]e have thought that the grace of a Jubilee Year, with the possibility of a plenary indulgence, could also allow the numerous faithful who frequent the chapels of our monasteries to intimately experience the love of the Heart of Jesus, and to render him 'love for love' according to the desire that he himself had expressed to Saint Margaret Mary."

New Video on the Sacred Heart
To honor this special year, the Visitation Sisters have produced a six-minute video, Jubilee Celebrating Saint Margaret Mary that recalls the history of devotion to the Sacred Heart and the revelations of Jesus Christ to St. Margaret Mary. The video, produced by VocationPromotion.com, also encourages viewers to make a pilgrimage to a Visitation monastery during the Jubilee Year.

The video recalls the revelations to St. Margaret Mary Alacoque, a Visitation Nun in Paray-le-Monial, France, that emphasized Jesus' love for mankind with his human heart, and asked for reparations for the indifference and insults against him. The video, which is gaining many views, is on YouTube https://youtu.be/7lolor_0iZQ.

The visions occurred between 1673 and 1675 against a background of Jansenism, an unfortunate movement in France which maintained the total depravity of human nature, essentially eliminating the effectiveness of human free will to accomplish anything good.

In the visions, Christ informed Sr. Margaret Mary that she was His chosen instrument to spread devotion to His Sacred Heart.

To read the rest of the article, please go to https://visitationspirit.org/2019/10/vatican-jubilee-year-st-margaret-mary-alacoque/.

SOURCE Vocation Promotion

CONTACT: Sr. Susan Marie, 718-745-4452, srsusanvhm@aol.com
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