The blessed and saintly Margaret, virgin and martyr.
On this day the Holy Church of Christ
draws our attention to the pearl drawn from the abyss of infidelity,
and recalls that the cross was her weapon and,
like the saintly soldiers who shed their blood for the name of the Savior,
this most blessed of virgins, too, consummated her trial in her blood.
Most holy saint of God we pray you come to our defense
and cast far from us all rebellious spirits
who seek the destruction of our race.
Good and faithful Margaret pray for us.