Saturday, 20 July 2013
Saint Margaret the Virgin
Legend has it that, during her torture, she was swallowed by Satan in the shape of a dragon, escaping when the cross she carried irritated the dragon's innards.
by whose grace and power your holy martyr Margaret
triumphed over suffering and was faithful unto death:
strengthen us with your grace,
that we may endure reproach and persecution
and faithfully bear witness to the name
of Jesus Christ your Son our Lord.