Monday, December 5, 2022

St Catherine of Alexandria – Feast Day – November 25

St Catherine of Alexandria, Virgin and Martyr is the Patron Saint of

  • Unmarried girls,
  • Aalsum;
  • Apologists;
  • Craftsmen who work with a wheel (potters, spinners);
  • Archivists;
  • Dying people;
  • Educators;
  • Girls;
  • Jurists;
  • Knife sharpeners;
  • Lawyers;
  • Librarians;
  • Libraries;
  • Balliol College;
  • Massey College;
  • Maidens;
  • Mechanics;
  • Millers;
  • Milliners;
  • Hat-makers;
  • Nurses;
  • Philosophers;
  • Preachers;
  • Scholars;
  • School children;
  • Scribes;
  • Secretaries;
  • Spinsters;
  • Stenographers;
  • Students;
  • Tanners;
  • Theologians;
  • University of Oviedo;
  • University of Paris;
  • Haberdashers;
  • Wheelwrights;
  • Żejtun, Malta;
  • Żurrieq, Malta;
  • Pagbilao, Quezon, Philippines;
  • Carcar City, Cebu, Philippines;
  • Katerini, Greece
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St Catherine of Alexandria Biography
 
Date of Birth 287 AD
Country of Birth Egypt in Africa
Place of Work Alexandria, Egypt
Date of Death 305 AD (aged 17–18)
Place of Death Alexandria, Egypt
Feast Day November 25
Canonization Pre-Congregation
Patron Saint of

St Catherine of Alexandria, Virgin and Martyr is the Patron Saint of

  • Unmarried girls,
  • Aalsum;
  • Apologists;
  • Craftsmen who work with a wheel (potters, spinners);
  • Archivists;
  • Dying people;
  • Educators;
  • Girls;
  • Jurists;
  • Knife sharpeners;
  • Lawyers;
  • Librarians;
  • Libraries;
  • Balliol College;
  • Massey College;
  • Maidens;
  • Mechanics;
  • Millers;
  • Milliners;
  • Hat-makers;
  • Nurses;
  • Philosophers;
  • Preachers;
  • Scholars;
  • School children;
  • Scribes;
  • Secretaries;
  • Spinsters;
  • Stenographers;
  • Students;
  • Tanners;
  • Theologians;
  • University of Oviedo;
  • University of Paris;
  • Haberdashers;
  • Wheelwrights;
  • Żejtun, Malta;
  • Żurrieq, Malta;
  • Pagbilao, Quezon, Philippines;
  • Carcar City, Cebu, Philippines;
  • Katerini, Greece

St Catherine of Alexandria Life History

Saint Catherine of Alexandria, or Saint Catharine of Alexandria, also known as Saint Catherine of the Wheel and The Great Martyr Saint Catherine was a noble virgin of Alexandria.

Before her Baptism, it is said, she saw in vision the Blessed Virgin Mary ask her Son to receive her among His servants, but the Divine Infant turned away.

After Baptism, Catherine saw the same vision, when Jesus Christ received her with great affection, and espoused her before the court of heaven. When the impious tyrant Maximin II came to Alexandria, fascinated by the wisdom, beauty and wealth of the Saint, he in vain urged his suit.

At last in his rage and disappointment he ordered her to be stripped and scourged. She fled to the Arabian mountains, where the soldiers overtook her, and after many torments put her to death.

Her body was laid on Mount Sinai, and a beautiful legend relates that Catherine having prayed that no man might see or touch her body after death, angels bore it to the grave.

Today’s Saint Catherine of Alexandria Feast Day Quote:

The constancy displayed by the Saints in their glorious martyrdom cannot be isolated from their previous lives, but is their natural sequence. If we wish to emulate their perseverance, let us first imitate their fidelity to grace.

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