the night before my second daughter was born, i was watching mother angelica on EWTN. she was hosting a show about sainted martyrs. the story of saint margaret clitherow was especially poignant to me, as my family (full of protestants) always loved to point out "the inquisition" when trying to attack the Church. i was enthralled by the story of how this woman was pressed to death for the unbelievable "crime" of harboring Catholic priests. it was then i decided that saint margaret was going to be Grace's patron, and one of our household's saints. upon hearing mother angelica tell margaret's story i felt as if margaret was choosing us. we went through great pains defending our decision to convert, so it was perversely pleasing to chose a martyr, especially one who was murdered by protestants.
here is a link to a trailer for an upcoming movie about my sweet Grace's patron saint, the Pearl of York.