Saint Margaret was an English princess. She and her mother sailed to Scotland to escape from the king who had conquered their land. King Malcolm of Scotland welcomed them and fell in love with the beautiful princess. Margaret and Malcolm were married before too long.

As Queen, Margaret changed her husband and the country for the better. Malcolm was good, but he and his court were very rough. When he saw how wise his beloved wife was, he listened to her good advice. She softened his temper and led him to practice great virtue. She made the court beautiful and civilized. Soon all the princes had better manners, and the ladies copied her purity and devotion.

The king and queen gave wonderful example to everyone by the way they prayed together and fed crowds of poor people with their own hands. They seemed to have only one desire: to make everyone happy and good.

Margaret was a blessing for all the people of Scotland. Before she came, there was great ignorance and many bad habits among them. Margaret worked hard to obtain good teachers, to correct the evil practices, and to have new churches built. She loved to make these churches beautiful for God’s glory, and she embroidered the priest’s vestments herself.

God sent this holy Queen six sons and two daughters. She loved them dearly and raised them well. The youngest boy became St. David. But Margaret had sorrows, too. In her last illness, she learned that both her husband and her son, Edward, had been killed in battle. Yet she prayed: “I thank You, Almighty God, for sending me so great a sorrow to purify me from my sins.”

Let us take this saintly Queen for our example. While we do our duties, let us keep in mind the joys that God will give us in Heaven. Her feast day is November 16th.

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  1. Dear St. Margaret,
    Please lay my prayer request before the throne of mercy and grace of Our God. I request that my husband will open his heart and see me loving again. My he accept me as his wife and know that I am a worthy partner/wife that adds meaning to his life. Let our latter years be shared together in marriage that is pleasing to God and us. I pray that God will place on his heart the commitment to our marriage again. I request this in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

  2. Dear St. Margaret, do intercede for me in this present storm I found myself and I pray to God to give me the perseverance to accept the situations I cannot change . . . Amen!!!

  3. Dear St. Margaret, please pray for my husband and son to convert and truly love the Lord and the Church. Please ask our Lord for the grace and gift of faith for them. I ask this in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, Amen.

  4. St. Margaret, precious saint of God, on this your feast day, please intercede before His Throne for all who have asked your help.

  5. May God our father through st margaret the queen of scotland teach and bring us closer too him I̶̲̥̅̊n̶̲̥̅̊ jesus name we pray. Amen.

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  7. O God, who called your servant Margaret to an earthly throne that she might advance your heavenly kingdom, and gave her zeal for your church and love for your people: Mercifully grant that we who commemorate her this day may be fruitful in good works, and attain to the glorious crown of your saints; though Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.
    Amen

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