When People Made Their Own Sacred Heart Badges

Between 1620 (when St. Margaret Mary received the Sacred Heart Badge), and, 1789 (the year of the French Revolution) many people made their own Sacred Heart badges.

They were very popular in the Court of King Louis XVI and Queen Antoinette Marie.

News of the graces obtained through the Badges which had been given to St. Margaret Mary
reached the Court of King Louis XVI. Maria Lesczynska, wife of King Louis XV became devoted to the Badge. In 1748 she received several Badges from Pope Benedict XIV as a wedding gift. Among the various presents sent by the Pontiff were “many Badges of the Sacred Heart made of red taffeta and embroidered gold.” the records say.


The unfortunate French Revolution erupted in France in 1789. True Catholics found protection in the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus during that period. Many priests, nobles, and commoners who…

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