St. Margaret of Scotland Parish endeavors to celebrate the journey of life in Lee's Summit, Missouri according to the vision of the Church in the documents of Vatican Council II. We come together to rejoice that we have been called to be a People of God, empowered by Baptism to call God Our Father. We do not go to Church so much as to assemble in order to become church.
We strive to acknowledge before God the wonderful gift of life; and to assist everyone who graces us with their presence to realize their unique gifts. Through the sharing of these gifts we work for the growth of the Kingdom of God throughout the world and anticipate a miracle liken to that of the multiplication of the loaves and fishes.
ST. MARGARET OF SCOTLAND, whose feast day is November 16.
She married King Malcom Canmore in Scotland at age 24. Margaret, through great influence, rendered him one of the most virtuous kings to have ever occupied the Scottish throne. She added to civilization by encouraging education and religion. St. Margaret made it her constant effort to educate the people and priests of Scotland. With her husband, she founded several churches, notably that of the Holy Trinity at Dunfermline (where she is buried).
St. Margaret passed away on November 16, 1093, four days after the death of her husband. She exclaimed as her last words, “O Lord Jesus Christ, who by thy death hast given life to the world, deliver me from all evil!”
St. Margaret was canonized in 1250 and was named patroness of Scotland in 1673.