While reading through the 1000+ posts on my Google reader I saw this post at Feminine Genius, a Catholic blog with a strong feminine pov, about St. Margaret who is believed to be the first martyr under Queen Elizabeth's reign. Sadly, I don't know much about the persecution of Catholics during Queen Elizabeth's rule on the English throne. Though growing up a Catholic, the Black Legend was constantly thrown in my face so to speak.
It's actually quite timely as Pope Benedict declared this upcoming year, year of the Priest, to see a story about a saint who protected and sheltered priests in a time of persecution is timely.
Here's her story at the patron saints website.
Image taken from patron saints index.