Saint Margaret Ward
- 30 August
- Nothing is known of her early life.
Margaret worked a lady's companion to the Whittle family in London.
She and her servant, Blessed John Roche were arrested for helping Father Richard Watson escape from Bridewell Prison by smuggling him a rope and then helping him once he was outside.
Imprisoned, flogged, and tortured, she was offered freedom if she would surrender Father Watson and convert to the Church of England; she declined.
One of the Forty Martyrs of England and Wales
- at Congleton, Cheshire, England
- hanged, drawn, and quartered on 30 August 1588 at Tyburn, London, England
- 1929 by Pope Pius XI
- 25 October 1970 by Pope Paul VI
- Additional Information
Book of Saints, by the Monks of Ramsgate
Catholic Encyclopedia, by Edwin Burton
For All The Saints, by Katherine Rabenstein
Our Sunday Visitor's Encyclopedia of Saints, by Matthew Bunson, Margaret Bunson, and Stephen Bunson
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