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Catholic royal saints
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In Scotland, though we have been a protestant nation for a while, we still recognise a Queen Consort who was canonised in 1250 by Pope Innocent IV. Queen Margaret, who was the wife of Malcolm III King of Scots, or Saint Margaret, as she is also known by, had a civilising influence over her husband and through him the Scottish Nation. She attended to charitable works, serving orphans and the poor every day before she ate and washing the feet of the poor in imitation of Christ. Margaret successfully invited the Benedictine Order to establish a monastery in Dunfermline, Fife in 1072, and established ferries at Queensferry and North Berwick to assist pilgrims journeying from south of the Firth of Forth to St. Andrew's in Fife. A cave on the banks of the Tower Burn in Dunfermline was used by her as a place of devotion and prayer. Among other deeds, Margaret also instigated the restoration of Iona Abbey, and is also known to have interceded for the release of fellow English exiles who had been forced into serfdom by the Norman conquest of England.