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 24th November

The Servant of God Margaret Sinclair

 Virgin, Second Order

"A charming mystery of divine grace is presented to us in the life of Margaret Sinclair. The cradle of this servant of God, who was born in 1900, was in the house of a simple and devout workingman's family in Edinburgh. her whole life bears the impress of simple ways and child like sentiment." ( Habig 1959,p835)

TauMargaret Sinclair was declared 'venerable' by Pope Paul VI in 1978. The Church, through the lengthy and rigorous 'apostolic process', is now considering the possibility of pronouncing her a saint. On the 1st June, 1982 Pope John Paul II stated: "I fully appreciate the aspirations of the Catholics of Scotland for that singular event to be realised and I know that you are praying that it may come about" see 'Are We About to have a Real "Saint" Clair? Margaret Sinclair'

Life Sources: "Take the Highroad" The Life of Sister Mary Francis of the Five Wounds Margaret Sinclair.pdf   this web

                           " Venerable Margaret Sinclair "

                          "Are We About to have a Real "Saint" Clair? Margaret Sinclair "

 



Prayer of the church

O God, the protector of those who hope in Thee, without whom
anything is strong, nothing holy, pour forth Thy mercies in us, so
that under Thy guidance and direction we may so pass through
the things of time, that we may not lose those of eternity.
Through the same Christ Our Lord  Who liveth and reigneth
with Thee and the Holy Spirit,  One God, now and forever.  Amen

Habig, Marion A., O.F.M., 1959, ed., The Franciscan book of Saints, Franciscan Herald press, Chicago, Illinois


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