St. Margaret of Scotland

Dates: ca. 1045–ca. 1092
Feast: Nov. 16
Image Source: © Cecilia Lawrence

Margaret was an English princess who met her future husband in an unusual way. She was traveling by sea when a violent storm wrecked their boat off the coast of Scotland, near the king’s castle. She met the king, and they married. As queen of Scotland she had many responsibilities. She was careful to take care of the poor and made sure that the people were able to go to Mass. She reformed the laws and courts so they were fair and just.