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Consecration to Sacred Heart of Jesus brings love, changes lives

Updated: Oct 16, 2023

Father Edouard Marot and Alicia Beauvisage meeting Pope Francis in 2021. For the last 18 years, the two have traveled the world encouraging consecration to the Sacred Heart. (Courtesy photo/Vatican Media)

By Emily Woodham

Staff Writer

BOISE—Father Edouard Marot of the Arch-diocese of Brussels and Alicia Beauvisage of Paris are coming to Boise to speak about the Consecration to the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

Father Marot is a former rector of the Visitandine monastery in Paray-le-Monial, France, where St. Margaret Mary Alacoque lived and had her visions of the Sacred Heart in the 17th century.

Beauvisage is a wife and mother who discovered a relic of St. Margaret Mary Alacoque at a community sidewalk sale in Paris on Divine Mercy Sunday, April 3, 2005, the day after Pope St. John Paul died. “I was sad that day because JPII had died and didn’t feel like going to the market,” Beauvisage said.

But her husband convinced her that it would be better for her to get out than stay

home feeling down. She spotted a framed painting of the Sacred Heart at the open street market and knew she needed to buy it. With-in the painting was a relic of St. Margaret Mary.

“The first thing I wanted to know was if the relic was real,” she said. Beauvisage went to Father Marot, who was at that time rector of Paray-le-Mo-nial. He verified the relic was genuine. The bishop for the diocese of the Visitandine monastery encouraged Father Marot and Beauvisage to bring the love of the Sacred Heart around the world with the relic.

After three years of traveling with the relic, their mission changed: they discerned that the focus should be entirely on promoting consecration to His Sacred Heart.

The love of the Sacred Heart changes people, Beauvisage said. “It’s like the book of your life is written in another way after you come to His Sacred Heart, because your life is in Him.”

Father Marot and Beauvisage have traveled around the world with their mission, including to El Salvador, where Beauvisage was born and lived until she moved to France at 16. They have since established a Visitandine monastery in El Salvador.

They have also traveled throughout Mexico.

“There are now more Visitandine Sisters in Mexico than in France,” Beauvisage said.

They arrive in Boise on the night of Monday, Oct. 16. Their missions at parishes include a talk, Mass and the liturgy of the consecration to the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

Mass and Testimonies are scheduled at the following parishes:

*Please contact the parish offices for current dates and times.

October 17th, 2023

Sacred Heart Church

Mass: 8:30am

Testimony: 9:15am - 10:15am

Risen Christ

Mass: 6:00pm

Testimony: 6:45pm - 7:45pm

October 18th, 2023

Our Lady of the Rosary:

Mass: 8:00am

Testimony: 8:45am - 9:45am

St John’s Cathedral (Spanish)

Mass: 6:30pm

Testimony: 5:15pm - 6:15pm

Holy Apostles

Testimony 5:45pm - 6:45pm

October 19th, 2023

St Marks:

Mass: 8:00am

Testimony: 8:45am - 9:45am

St John’s Cathedral

Mass: 12:15pm

Testimony: 1pm - 12pm

October 20th, 2023

St Mary's

Mass: 8:30am

Testimony: 9:15am - 10:15am

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