By Kjetil Bjørnsrud New york (Own work)
Margaret of Scotland
was a truly liberated woman in the sense that she was free to be herself. For her, that meant freedom to love God and serve others.
Not Scottish by birth, Margaret was the daughter of Princess Agatha of Hungary and the Anglo-Saxon Prince Edward Atheling. She spent much of her youth in the court of her great-uncle, the English king, Edward the Confessor. Her family fled from William the Conqueror and was shipwrecked off the coast of Scotland. King Malcolm befriended them and was captivated by the beautiful, gracious Margaret. They were married at the castle of Dunfermline in 1070.
Malcolm was good-hearted, but rough and uncultured, as was his country. Because of Malcolm’s love for Margaret,
Source: Saint of the day 16th November
- Saint of the Day: Lives, Lessons and Feasts (6th Revised Edition)Leonard Foley and Pat McCloskey, editors Saint Anthony Messenger Press
- At ccohsydney. 2016. Saint of the day 16th November | ccohsydney. [ONLINE] Available at: https://ccohsydney.wordpress.com/2015/11/17/saint-of-the-day-16th-november/. [Accessed 16 November 2016].
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