Blessed Margaret of Savoy

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Margaret of Savoy was a dedicated woman. She was unlike anyone else. She had wealth, power, and good looks but she didn’t use any of those things to her advantage. Many looked at her as being a powerful royal daughter but as I learned more about her I learned that she was and is much more than that.

Prince Amadeus went to Geneva to arrange for his marriage which was customary, especially for the ruling families in Europe. His choice was determined by the recommendations of his suzerain (to whom people must pay tribute to). His recommended bride was Catherine of Geneva. They married at a young age no more than seventeen or eighteen. No more than two years later they were blessed with a baby girl whom they would name Margaret. She was raised in royalty and was treated like a princess. Her baptismal ceremony was June 24, 1382 and from then on her life would be in the hands of Our Father. After the ceremony it was followed by rejoicing and feasting. Presents were rained on the royal baby. Silver trumpets announced the return of the princess to the castle. She slept; unaware that everything in her midst was being done for her. The simple people crowded around the church and castle asking anxious questions to the new parents. “Isn’t she a beautiful child and how happy are you?”

“It’s too bad it isn’t a boy, though.” (p.29) all of these questions would not go unheard by Prince Amadeus, father of Margaret. His response was calm and kind, “Anyone who believes in the miracles of Christ and the love of a family will accept this precious girl into our family.” They could not be more excited, although she was a girl, unable to rule after the father, they still loved her just a much. As she grew up ...

... middle of paper ... devotion to her husband when she was married and devotion to the Lord when she entered a cloister. Margaret was loved, looked at as a figure of holiness and will continue to be a light to others as long as she is spoken about.


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