HOMILY FOR THE MEMORIAL OF ST. MARGRET MARY ALACOQUE:. Today we honour the memory of St Margret Mary Alacoque, a French nun through whom our Lord revealed the importance of devotion to His Most Sacred Heart. The visions of Margret were an affirmation of the message of the gospel about the love of God which was made manifest in Christ: “For God so loved the world that he sent his only Son, so that everyone who believes in will not perish but will have eternal life” (Jn 3:16) Devotion to the Sacred Heart simply implies our human effort to reciprocate this divine love, by firmly believing in Christ and making him known to the whole world as we read in today’s gospel: “Jesus said to his disciples: “I tell you, everyone who acknowledges me before others the Son of Man will acknowledge before the angels of God. But whoever denies me before others will be denied before the angels of God.” (Lk 12:8-12) Dear friends, each morning when we face God, we express our filial devotion to him. I pray that our Lord Jesus will grant you a share in the first five of the twelve promises he made through St Margret: 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. Have a Blessed Weekend.