Born in Hungary in 1045, the grand-niece of Edward the Confessor.  King Edward the Exile was her father, a Scottish nobleman and a Hungarian princess was her mother. About 1070 she became the Queen of Malcolm III.  She had eight children, and she was devoted to the spiritual perfection of her children.  She practiced austere self-denial and was unflagging in her love of the poor. She used her influence in the interests of the Faith. She convoked a synod which drew up regulations for the Lenten fast, Easter communion, and marriage laws.  She was constantly engaged in prayer and founded several churches.  She was continually venerated by the Scottish people after her death in 1093.  Pope Clement X proclaimed her patroness of Scotland.

FEAST DAY:  November 16

PATRON OF:  Large Families

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