St Catherine of Alexandria; St Joseph Marello; St Moses
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Catherine of Alexandria
to the Legend of St. Catherine, this young woman converted to Christianity after receiving a vision.
At the age of 18, she debated 50 pagan philosophers. Amazed at her wisdom and debating skills, they
became Christians—as did about 200 soldiers and members of the emperor's family. All of them were
Sentenced to be executed on a spiked wheel, Catherine touched the wheel and it shattered. She
was beheaded. Centuries later, angels are said to have carried the body of St. Catherine to a
monastery at the foot of Mt. Sinai.
Devotion to her spread as a result of the Crusades. She was invoked as the
patroness of students, teachers, librarians and lawyers. Catherine is one of the 14 Holy Helpers,
venerated especially in Germany and Hungary.
Other Saints of the
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