IV Centenary of the Birth of Venerable Margaret of the Blessed Sacrament

VENERABLE MARGARET OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT
7 February 1619 – 26 May 1648 
Professed Discalced Carmelite nun of the Carmel of Beaune, France

Venerable Margaret of the Blessed Sacrament (Marguerite Parigot) was the promoter of devotion to the Little King of Grace, the Infant Jesus of Beaune. Like another French Carmelite of Lisieux nearly three centuries later who was devoted to the Infant Jesus, Venerable Margaret of the Blessed Sacrament entered the Carmel of Beaune at a tender age and died in the springtime of her life. Yet, the devotion that she promoted and the fame of her sanctity have endured.

Learn more about Venerable Margaret and devotion to the Little King of Grace at the website of the friends of the Infant Jesus of Beaune

L'Enfant Jésus de Beaune, le Petit Roi de Grâce
The Infant Jesus of Beaune is a painted wooden statue, 58 cm in height, with articulated joints and clothed with sumptuous vestments from all over the world. The statue was offered to Venerable Margaret of the Blessed Sacrament at Christmas 1643 by the Baron de Renty, Normand Gaston, in thanks for their spiritual friendship. The statue of the “Little King of Grace” was most likely sculpted by the Baron as a sign of his devotion to spiritual childhood. Photo: Melina1965

Quote of the day: 7 February

The Child Jesus wants us to seek Him alone, in simplicity of spirit; and the Divine Simplicity banishes from our souls all folly and depravity. No amusement: neither in ourselves nor in creatures. Nothing but Jesus who is sought and served simply and in truth.

Venerable Margaret of the Blessed Sacrament
Conversations with Mother Elizabeth of the Trinity

 

Venerable Margaret of the Blessed Sacrament (Margaret Perigot, 7 February 1619 – 26 May 1648) was a professed Discalced Carmelite nun of the Carmel of Beaune, France. Orphaned in her early adolescence, her uncle, a priest, entrusted the devout child to the Discalced Carmelite nuns of Beaune. She had a particular devotion to the Infant Jesus, and soon discovered that He entrusted her with a special mission: to make him known as the Little King of Grace. Venerable Margaret died at age 20, but devotion to the Infant Jesus of Beaune and Venerable Margaret continues to this day.

 

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