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  Saint Margaret of Scotland - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The daughter of the English prince Edward the Exile or "Edward Outremer", son of Edmund Ironside, Margaret was probably born in Hungary.
Margaret was ill, and she died on 16 November, 1093, three days after the deaths her husband and her eldest son.
Nevertheless, the descendents of Margaret did, after the death of Duncan I, through the assistance of the Norman establishment of England, succeed Malcolm; and these sons regarded their Anglo-Saxon heritage as important, as the latter was one of the main devices for legitimizing the authority of the Scottish kings in Lothian and northern England.
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 Saint Margaret’s | Our Patron - St. Margaret
Under Queen Margaret's leadership the Rite of the Celebration of the Mass was brought under standardized norms, the vernacular of the Mass was changed from the many dialects of Gaelic spoken throughout Scotland to the unifying Latin, the Scots began to receive Communion regularly, and the observance of Lent was improved.
In 1250, Queen Margaret was canonized by Innocent IV, and her relics were translated on 19 June, 1259, to a new shrine, the base of which is still visible beyond the modern east wall of her restored chapel.
Margaret was loved by the poor, especially orphans to whom she was particularly attached in personal care and through the unceasing distribution of alms.
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 Saint Michael Center - Saints
Saint Zachary was spoken of in one of the three canticles of the New Testament, which is known as the "Benedictus." It is recited in the prayers of priest as part of their liturgical worship.
Saint Margaret of Scotland was a relative of Saint Stephen of Hungary.
Saint Joachim and Saint Anne, the father and the mother of the Blessed Virgin Mary, presented the to God in the Temple, to live there and to belong to God forever, when she was three years, two months and thirteen days old.
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 St. Margaret of Scotland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Margaret, despite her appellation, was born a Saxon in 1046 and raised in Hungary.
Hostilities again arose between Scotland and England, and in the ensuing unpleasantness Malcolm was killed along with Edward, the eldest son of Malcom and Margaret.
Margaret herself was declared a saint in 1250, particularly for her work for religious reform and her charitable works.
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 Saint Margaret, Queen of Scotland - Notable Women Ancestors
Margaret was born around 1045 in Hungary, the daughter of the exiled English Prince Edward "the Outlaw" Atheling of the English royal house of Wessex, and a German Princess named Agatha.
Margaret was raised in the court of St. Stephen, King of Hungary.
Margaret, who was very devout and much impressed with the futility of earthly greatness, had very nearly determined to be a nun, but when Malcolm's request was made to Edgar, "the Childe said 'Yea,'" and Margaret was persuaded to marry the king as his second wife.
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 Life of Saint Margaret of Scotland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Margaret's ancestry tells a lot about why she grew up in Hungary, returned to England, and how she came to be Queen of Scotland.
In Hungary, Margaret was trained to be a princess by her parents and taught to be a devout Christian by Benedictine nuns.
Margaret's second daughter Mary asked Margaret's confessor and friend Turgot to prepare a biography of her mother, in which he wrote: "Queen Margaret was a virtuous woman, and in the sight of God she showed herself to be a pearl, precious in faith and works."
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 Saint Margaret of Scotland Feature Page on Undiscovered Scotland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Margaret also had built what is today called St Margaret's Chapel, in the highest part of Edinburgh Castle; she arranged for the rebuilding of the monastery of Iona; and she provided a free ferry across the Forth (at Queensferry) for pilgrims en route to the major religious centres at Dunfermline and St Andrews.
The extent of Margaret's influence on the future direction of the Scottish crown and of Scotland more widely can be seen by comparing the Gaelic names of the three children from Malcolm's first marriage and the absence of Gaelic names among the eight from his second.
Margaret was told of the deaths by her second son, Edmund.
www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk /usbiography/biographies/stmargaret.html   (823 words)

 Saint Patrick's Church: Saints of November 16
Saint Elpidius, a dignitary at the court of Emperor Constantius, was degraded by Julian the Apostate and, with several companions, tied to the tails of wild horses and dragged through the streets.
Margaret was the daughter of the exiled Aetheling Prince Edward (of the line of Saxon kings and son of King Edmund Ironsides) and Agatha (kinswoman of Saint Stephen of Hungary--in the line of the Roman emperors).
Saint Mechtilde, sister of abbess Gertrude of Hackeborn, was the mistress of novices of the Cistercian convent at Helfta Castle in Saxony.
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 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Saint Margaret of Scotland
The date of Margaret's birth cannot be ascertained with accuracy, but it must have been between the years 1038, when St. Stephen died, and 1057, when her father returned to England.
It appears that Margaret came with him on that occasion and, on his death and the conquest of England by the Normans, her mother Agatha decided to return to the Continent.
In 1250 Margaret was canonized by Innocent IV, and her relics were translated on 19 June, 1259, to a new shrine, the base of which is still visible beyond the modern east wall of the restored church.
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Saint Margaret was the granddaughter to Edmund Ironside.
Margaret was the grandniece of King Edward the Confessor; also a Saint.
Saint David was the son of King Malcolm III and Queen Saint Margaret of Scotland.
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 David McRoberts
Margaret was a daughter altogether worthy of such forbears, strong in character, solid in piety and a profound scholar, the ideal person required to carry through the renaissance of culture and piety of which her adopted country stood so much in need.
The source of Margaret's reform is the same Cluniac revival which led her contemporary, Hildebrand, to fight against the moral degeneracy of the church and to fight for its independence against the lay usurpers of ecclesiastical rights.
Margaret's immediate achievement was hard-won and of necessity limited in range: for instance the queen did not attack the root cause of the whole evil state of the church, namely the usurpation of ecclesiastical positions by laymen.
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 Ancestors of Eugene Ashton ANDREW & Anna Louise HANISH Queen Saint Margaret Cerdic SCOTLAND ANDREW ANGERMUELLER HANISH ...
Margaret died in Edinburgh Castle of grief at the death of her husband, November 16, 1093, and was buried at Dumfermline.
In 1250 Margaret was declared a saint and on June 19, 1259 her body was taken from the original stone coffin and placed in a shrine of pinewood set with gold and precious stones near the high altar.
Margaret reinstated monks at Iona, built a church and Benedictine priory at Dunfermline, and laid the foundation of a distinct, recognizable Church of Scotland that was strengthened by her sons after her death in 1093.
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 St. Margaret of Scotland (1) - by Amy Steedman
For Margaret knew that a greater than an earthly king was with her, and that He, her Lord and Master, held the grey waters and their uncertain fortunes in the hollow of His hand, able as ever to calm the winds and waves of this troublesome world with that comforting command, 'Peace, be still.'
Margaret's beauty was not a thing to be lightly forgotten, and the Scottish King, with his lionlike head and lionlike nature, had a large heart which was very easily touched by beauty of any kind.
So Margaret at last consented to be wed, and when the first primroses were beginning to star the woods, and spring hastened to breathe a softer welcome to the English bride, the royal marriage took place at Dunfermline in the happy Eastertide.
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 Lives of the Saints, June 10, Saint Margaret, queen of Scotland
Saint Margaret’s name signifies pearl, “a fitting name,” says Theodoric, her confessor and her first biographer, “for one such as she.” Her soul was like a precious pearl; a life spent amidst the luxury of a royal court never dimmed its luster or estranged it from Him who had bought it with His blood.
She was the granddaughter of an English king; in 1070 she became the bride of Malcolm of Scotland, thereafter reigning as Queen until her death in 1093.
Saint Margaret did not neglect her duties in the world even if she was not of the world.
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 About Queen Margaret of Scotland
QUEEN MARGARET of Scotland, born in southern Hungary, in the village of Mecseknadas, probably in Castle Reka, was the granddaughter of the English king, Edmund Ironside.
Margaret's children saw the beginning of the Britain we know, the end of the exclusively separate period, the merging of Celt and Saxon into the unity now so firmly welded.
It is an interesting fact that of all the saints canonised by the Church of Rome, Queen Margaret stands alone as the happy mother of a large family, a mother who reared sons and daughters to her credit and died surrounded by her children.
www.qmssa.org /st_marg.htm   (2984 words)

 Patron Saints Index: Saint Margaret of Scotland
Born in Hungary while her family was in exile due to the Danish invasion of England, she still spent much of her youth in the British Isles.
They had eight children, one of whom as Saint Maud, wife of Henry I. Margaret founded abbeys and used her position to work for justice and improved conditions for the poor.
16 November 1093 at Edinburgh Castle, Scotland, four days after her husband and son died in defense of the castle; buried in front of the high altar at Dunfermline, Scotland; relics later removed to a nearby shrine; the bulk of her relics were destroyed in stages during the Protestant Reformation and the French Revolution
www.catholic-forum.com /saints/saintm51.htm   (198 words)

 St. Margaret of Scotland - Saint of the Day - American Catholic
Margaret of Scotland was a truly liberated woman in the sense that she was free to be herself.
Because of Malcolm’s love for Margaret, she was able to soften his temper, polish his manners and help him become a virtuous king.
Margaret's outstanding virtue was her love of the poor.
www.americancatholic.org /Features/SaintOfDay?id=1201   (581 words)

 Patron Saints for Girls: Saint Margaret of Scotland
Margaret was the granddaughter of Edmond Ironside, and grand niece of Saint Edward the Confessor, whose festival the Church celebrates on the fifth of January.
In the midst of all those heart-breaking vicissitudes, Margaret displayed the greatest patience and resignation, and we are now going to narrate some of the countless virtues which won for her the veneration of all Scotland.
All Scotland had undergone a happy change; holiness and holy men were flourishing everywhere throughout the realm; the Sundays, the festivals, and the laws of the Church, were faithfully observed; usury, injustice, and dissipation disappeared from every homestead; and peace, morality, and temporal wealth, everywhere abounded.
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 scottish heritage - genealogy scotland - clans - scottish associations - historical attractions   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
She bore three kings of Scotland, introduced English as a language to the Scottish court, founded Dunfermline Abbey, and was canonised in 1205.
Malcolm had apparently met Margaret when she was a girl, but now he was meeting her as a beautiful 20-year old.
Margaret, like many a good wife before and since, kept her husband straight; she was more cultured than Malcolm, and was well known for her acts of piety and charity.
www.scotlandonline.com /heritage/heritage_gscots_detail.cfm?id=156   (521 words)

 Lives of the Saints, January 12, Saint Margaret Bourgeoys, St. Alfred or Aelred
Saint Margaret Bourgeoys was born in Troyes, France, on Good Friday, April 17, 1620.
The ingeniousness of Margaret became evident from her many varied projects: a workshop for young girls and married women, a vocational school for the formation of her companions in education, the “Work of the Tabernacles” which she founded with the recluse Jeanne Leber; a pious association for young girls.
Saint Aelred was remarked in the court of a royal Saint, David of Scotland, for his humility and his gentleness.
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 Printable Version on Encyclopedia.com
MARGARET OF SCOTLAND, SAINT [Margaret of Scotland, Saint] d.
She did this partly by bringing many English priests into Scotland and founding new monasteries.
She was generous to the poor and led a life of extraordinary piety.
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 Margaret of Scotland, Saint on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
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The folklore of Northern Scotland: Fiver Discourses on Cultural Representation.
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 November 16 Saint   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Margaret was an English princess born in 1046.
Margaret was a blessing for all the people of Scotland.
Margaret was proclaimed a saint by Pope Innocent IV in 1250.
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 St Margaret of Scotland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
St Margaret is regarded as one of the pearls of Scotland.
Margaret was trained to be a princess by her parents, and was taught to be a devout Christian by the local Benedictine nuns.
Margaret saw that the Church in Scotland had fallen into rather lax ways, and as Queen, she prompted the clergy to hold church councils to bring Scottish practices into line with Rome.
www.webtrader.org /tayport/margaret.htm   (1011 words)

 The Catholic - Mothers of History St Margaret of Scotland Mother of Christian Kings and Queens
For Margaret knew that a greater than an earthly king was with her, and that He held the grey waters and their uncertain fortunes in the hollow of His hand.
Now it happened that one day when Margaret was journeying from Dunfermline, a careless servant, who carried the book, let it slip from its wrappings into the midst of a river which they were fording.
Long years have passed since that sad day when they brought Queen Margaret’s body home to Dunfermline, but in the old churchyard, in what was once the Lady Chapel, her tomb may still be seen, open now to the winds of the heavens.
www.thecatholic.org /2005_April/Mothers_History.htm   (2099 words)

 Ancestors of Eugene Ashton ANDREW & Anna Louise HANISH King Malcolm Canmore SCOTLAND, III ANDREW ANGERMUELLER HANISH ...
Margaret, whether she went to Scotland at this time or a little later, found there a permanent home, consenting against her will to become the bride of Malcolm instead of the bride of the Church as she had wished.
By the tenth century most of northern and western Scotland was subject to the kings of the Scots and of Strathclyde.
Malcolm was a benefactor of churches, including Durham; his wife became a saint (1249), her reputation enhanced by her confessor's eulogy.
www.geneal.net /964.htm   (3076 words)

 GiGiBeads - St. Margaret of Scotland Chaplet
Amy Steedman: St. Margaret of Scotland - A three-part life of this saint, for children.
This Ecumenical Chaplet, in honor of St. Margaret of Scotland, features a Pewter Canterbury Cross with Celtic designs, a crown (symbolizing Margaret as Queen of Scotland and patron saint of Queens), a Bible (patron saint of learning) and a St. Margaret medal.
This simple Anglican Chaplet, in honor of St. Margaret of Scotland, features a genuine Onyx Cross (St. Margaret is usually shown holding a fl cross), a crown (symbolizing Margaret as Queen of Scotland and patron saint of Queens) and a Bible (patron saint of learning).
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