Saturday, June 10, 2006

St Margaret of Scotland



St Margaret of Scotland's feast day is observed today in the traditional calendar used for the "indult" liturgy. The old Catholic Encyclopædia gives her life here. It's interesting to note that her relics were scattered at the time of the reformation but not "lost" until much later. The French regicides destroyed some and the Spanish misplaced the rest.

The picture shows St Margaret's Chapel atop Edinburgh Castle: (T)his beautifully preserved 12th century chapel is the oldest building in the castle and indeed in Edinburgh. King David I built it as a private chapel for the royal family and dedicated it to his mother, Margaret, who died in the castle in 1093.