This vision caused her to enter the Order of the Visitation in 1671. She was canonized a saint on May 13, 1920 by Pope Benedict XV.
Saint Margaret Mary Patron Saint
Saint Margaret Mary is the patron saint of:
- Against polio
- People devoted to the Sacred Heart
- Loss of parents
- Polio patients
The feast of Saint Margaret is celebrated on October 16. On this day, many Catholics pray to Saint Margaret Mary asking for her intercession, especially if they suffer from polio of have a loved one who is afflicted with the disease.
Many Catholics give the gift of a Saint Margaret medal or a Saint Margaret pendant to a friend or relative who has Saint Margaret as a patron saint. They include the Prayer to Saint Margaret along with the Saint Margaret necklace for added assistance from this holy woman.