Tuesday, November 16, 2010

St Margaret, Queen of Scots

She was also a pioneer in another sphere. Bands of women met together at her invitation to study, discuss the Scriptures, and embroider vestments and altar cloths for the churches. So we can call Margaret the inventor of the Women's Club.

[Phyllis McGinley, Saint-Watching]

1 comment:

margaret said...

She was my name-saint until I became Orthodox and exchanged her for a Russian New Martyr. Where I live, in Edinburgh, we have a huge castle on the main street with gardens beneath and a few years ago an old statue of Queen Margaret with orphan children was brought out of storage and put in the garden right beneath her chapel which is the oldest part of the castle. It's very, very lovely.