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Sacred Heart Chapel
Sacred Heart Chapel

Sacred Heart of Jesus altar continues a devotion in the Catholic Church that represents the love and mercy of Jesus. This devotion started in the seventeenth century with an apparition to Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque.

The painting on the left of the altar features Antoine-Frederic Ozanam, the founder of the Saint Vincent de Paul Society.

The painting on the right of the altar features Saint Margaret Mary, a Visitation nun.

Antoine-Frederic Ozanam (1813-1853)
(He is most popularly known as Frederic Ozanam)

Frederic Ozanam
is the founder of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. On his twentieth birthday, he founded the "Conference of Charity" with six others. Their purpose was to "go to the poor" as Jesus had done. The group soon changed its name to "The Society of Saint Vincent de Paul." Frederic continued to be actively involved with the administration, activity, and growth of the Society until his death on September 8, 1853. Pope John Paul II beatified Frederic Ozanam on August 22, 1997, in Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris, during the World Youth Days. The painting of Frederic Ozanam was added to Saint Mary's of the Barrens Church in June, 2000.

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Saint Margaret Mary

Saint Margaret Mary a Visitation nun, who was chosen by our Lord, himself, to spread devotion to his Sacred Heart, now one of the most beloved devotions in the Church. Margaret Mary was canonized in 1920. Her feast day is October 17.
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