Margaret Ward - English Martyr, Saint
Saint Margaret Ward:
Saint Margaret Ward was a young Catholic woman living in Elizabethan England. During this time, it was against the law to attend Mass and also praying the rosary or even lighting devotional candles carried with them fines or sometimes imprisonment in the wake of the Protestant Reformation.
Saint Margaret Ward helped priests who travelled the country offering Mass in the homes of Catholics. She was especially concerned for priests who had been arrested and lingered in prison. As well as hand making devotions such as rosary beads, and helping to plan routes the missionary priests would take in England, Saint Margaret planned the escape of a priest from a high-security prison.
The escape went horribly wrong, our young Saint was captured, questioned and placed on trial and joyfully confessed that she was a Catholic woman as well as an obedient subject to the queen. She was sentenced to be hanged for refusing to deny the Catholic Church in this difficult time in England’s history.
The Church recognises Saint Margaret Ward as a martyr and canonized her as one of the 40 Martyrs of England and Wales. Get to know her story in this film from Mary’s Dowry Productions.
Length and Format:
Saint Margaret Ward runs for 30 minutes and is available on Region Free DVD worldwide.
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