Our Saint – Margaret Clitherow
O God, who didst raise up the glorious martyr Saint Margaret Clitherow to be a pattern of womanhood, mercifully grant us the grace to walk in her ways and win the crown of the blessed.
Through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Saint Margaret Clitherow and her Fellow Martyrs pray for us.
August 30 th is the Feast Day of Saint Margaret Clitherow of York
She was a young married woman who worshipped in the new Protestant religion of the reign of Elizabeth I. She returned to the “Old Faith” and was eventually arrested for harbouring Jesuits, in her home, in the Shambles. To protect her husband and children she refused to speak in her own defence and was condemned and crushed to death in York on March 25 th 1586.
Margaret Clitherow is the Patron Saint for the C.W.L. and our pattern of womanhood.
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The sign posted outside the modest house of St. Margaret Clitherow, which can be easily missed by passerby on the historic Shambles
The upper floors of St. Margaret Clitherow’s house (not open to visitors), as seen from the Shambles
Altar inside the Shrine of St. Margaret Clitherow
Statue of St. Margaret Clitherow
A plaque telling the life story of Margaret Clitherow in attractive calligraphy. The plaque was presented by the Catholic Women’s League, of which Margaret is the patron saint
An antique engraved image of St. Margaret Clitherow
Engraving of the martyrdom of St. Margaret Clitherow
Photographs courtesy of Sacred Destinations