Text from The Saint Andrew Daily Missal,
unless stated otherwise.
Queen Of Scots.
Feast Day 10 June.
King Malcolm III of Scotland greeting Margaret on her arrival in Scotland.
Detail from a mural by William Hole in The Scottish National Portrait Gallery.
Date: Circa 1899..
Source: Photographed by uploader
Author: William Hole (1846–1917).
Margaret and King Malcolm III had eight children; six sons and two daughters:
Edward (circa 1071 — 13 November 1093),
Edmund of Scotland (circa 1071 – post 1097);
Edith of Scotland (circa 1080 – 1 May 1118), also named "Matilda",
Saint Margaret of Scotland.
Saint Margaret's Church, East Port, Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland.
Photo: 16 April 2009.
Source: Own work.
Margaret, Queen of Scotland, was descended from The English Kings by her father and from The Caesars by her mother. Like the prudent woman, mentioned in the Epistle, she was made still more illustrious by the practice of Christian virtue.
Filled with The Fear of God (Introit), she subjected herself to fearful mortifications and, by her example, she brought the King, her husband, to a better life and her subjects to more Christian morals.
She brought up her eight children with such piety that several of them led a life of high perfection. Nothing, however, was more admirable in her than her ardent Charity towards her neighbour (Collect).
Site of the Shrine of Saint Margaret, Queen of Scots, Dunfermline Abbey, Fife, Scotland.
Photo: 14 October 2011.
Source: Own work,
Author: Kim Traynor
She was called The Mother of Orphans and The Treasurer of The Poor of Jesus Christ. Such was the price at which she bought the precious Pearl of The Kingdom of Heaven (Gospel).
Purified by six months of bodily suffering, she gave up her Soul to God in 1093 at Edinburgh, Scotland. The Holiness of her life and numerous Miracles, wrought after her death, have made her Venerated in the whole World.
She was chosen by Pope Clement X as Patron of The Scottish Nation, over which she had reigned for thirty years.
Let us admire the work of The Holy Ghost in the Soul of the Holy Queen, whom He chose for the furtherance of Christ's Kingdom in Scotland and let us invoke her for the return of Scotland to Roman unity.