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Catholic Activity: Nameday Ideas for the Feast of St. Margaret of Scotland

Feastday is November 16, shared with St. Gertrude the Great. Includes symbols, prayer, and dessert ideas.

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Queen Margaret of Scotland, wife of Malcolm, was renowned for her love of the poor. She is the secondary patroness of Scotland. Her nameday dessert, a crown cake, denotes her rank; a book cake would recall the love she had for Sacred Scripture. Margaret's copy of the Gospels is preserved in the Bodleian Library at Oxford University. Chocolate "coins" wrapped in gold foil are distributed to nameday guests in memory of her generosity.

Father: Let us pray. O God, who filled Queen Margaret with singular and admirable love for the poor, grant that her pleading and example may continually increase divine love in our hearts. Through Christ, our Lord.

All: Amen. Christ conquers, Christ reigns!

Activity Source: My Nameday — Come for Dessert by Helen McLoughlin, The Liturgical Press, Collegeville, MN, 1962

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