St. Margaret of Antioch

Margaret is venerated as a saint in the Roman Catholic, Western Rite Orthodox, Anglican, Eastern-Rite Orthodox, and Coptic Churches. That’s pretty incredible! It’s not terribly often that most of us agree on something. I love these saints that are almost universally celebrated whether Catholic or Orthodox or Coptic or otherwise. The saints are for all, Christ is for all, and these specific saints really help witness to that. Margaret, as is of course the case, is also pretty badass.

According to legend, Margaret (also known as Marina) was a native of Antioch and the daughter of a pagan priest named Aedesius. Her mother died soon after she was born, so Margaret was nursed by a Christian woman. As she grew, Margaret embraced Christianity and became a consecrated virgin.

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