July 20 – Saint Margaret of Antioch

Saint Margaret of Antioch

listenO Loving Lord, Saint Margaret of Antioch (3rd or 4th century) was the daughter of a pagan priest.  Her escape from his false beliefs was depicted in a story of being swallowed by a dragon representing paganism, and then escaping from its belly as if being born anew.  Because of this tale, she has become the patron saint of pregnancy, labor, and childbirth, so I ask her to pray for every expectant mother I know, especially those who are having difficult pregnancies or who have been unable to conceive.  Touch their wombs, dear Lord, and give them easy deliveries and healthy children.  Protect the lives of babies who might be aborted.  Saint Margaret of Antioch, pray for us.  Amen.

Quote for Today

Blessed Gregory Lopez (1542-1596)
Feast Day July 20

quoteIf I were to die within a few hours, I would do nothing more than I do now. For now I am actually giving to God all that I have. I cannot give more unless God in his mercy bestows it on me.”


The prayer above is from Terry Modica’s book Daily Prayers with the Saints.

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