St. Margaret Parish enjoys the patronage of St. Margaret Mary Alacoque who lived in France during the 17th century. Margaret Mary Alacoque lived during a time of rebellion and religious upheaval. She was a simple nun of the Visitation order, whose special work was to popularize a devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. She suffered physical illness yet persevered in her religious life until her death, when she stated, “I need nothing but God, and to lose myself in the heart of Jesus.”
The feast of St. Margaret is celebrated on October 16.