MEMORIAL: NOVEMBER 16
St. Margaret was born in the 11th century as an English princess who experienced a childhood of turmoil and exile. During her attempt to flee William the Conqueror, her family’s ship was wrecked in Scotland due to a storm. The King of Scotland would eventually fall in love with Margaret, making her Queen.
As Queen of Scotland, Margaret had 8 children, all of whom she raised in the Catholic faith. She promoted education, care for the poor, and built many Catholic churches in Scotland. She also had a devout prayer life spending hours in prayer and fasting. She died due to illness from her fasting four days after her husband and oldest son were killed in battle.