The Word Among Us

May 2013 Issue

The Hospitable Martyr

The heroic generosity of St. Margaret Clitherow.

By: Sherry Weddell

The Hospitable Martyr: The heroic generosity of St. Margaret Clitherow. by Sherry Weddell

The urban center of northern England is the ancient and fascinating city of York. Still surrounded by five-hundred-year-old walls and gates, filled with tiny stone streets and crooked medieval houses, and dominated by the largest Gothic cathedral in northern Europe, York is one of my favorite places in England.

When I visited York some years ago, I was going as a pilgrim, following in the footsteps of two other Weddell women who had lived there four...

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