St. Margaret of Scotland - Display Board 749
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Margaret of Scotland, Secondary Patron of Scotland.
Granddaughter of an English king, Margaret married
King Malcolm III of Scotland and became Queen of Scotland, three of her
sons became kings of Scotland including St. David I.
Turgot, Bishop of St. Andrews describes how she would read scripture to her illiterate husband and help him in state matters.
She was a woman of ideas and achievements. She
invited the Benedictines to Dunfermline Abbey (where she is buried) and
is credited as co-founder. She also founded several other churches. She
organised ferries for pilgrims across the Firth of Forth en route to
Dunfermline Abbey and St. Andrews.
She was a patron of arts and education. She took
an active interest in church reform and influenced church synods as well
as affairs of state. Meanwhile she led a simple, devotional lifestyle
reading the scriptures, praying and tending to the poor. Feast Day 16th
Artwork by the Benedictine Sisters of Turvey Abbey shows Margaret with a representation of the Benedictine Abbey at Dunfermline.
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