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St. Catherine of Alexandria|st. Catherine of Alexandria church

  • 05 16, 2023

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St. Catherine of Alexandria is not mentioned before the 9th century, and her historicity is doubtful. According to legend, she was an extremely learned young girl of noble birth, possibly a princess.

She protested the persecution of Christians under the Roman emperor Maxentius—whose wife and several soldiers she converted while imprisoned—and defeated the most eminent scholars summoned by Maxentius to oppose her. During her subsequent torture, she professed that she had consecrated her virginity to Jesus Christ, her spouse, and was sentenced to death. The spiked wheel by which she was to be killed broke when she touched it (whence the term Catherine wheel), and she was then beheaded. 

Catherine of Alexandria church

After her death, angels allegedly took her body to Mount Sinai, where, according to legend, it was discovered about 800 CE. In the Middle Ages, when the story of her mystical marriage to Christ was widely circulated, she was one of the most popular saints and one of the most important virgin martyrs. St. Joan of Arc claimed that Catherine was among the heavenly voices that spoke to her.

 

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Long ago, people believed that after Saint Catherine died for her beliefs, her body was taken by angels and placed in a special place on a big mountain called Mount Sinai. 
At this place, there was a special tomb where something called oil would come out. 
This oil was said to have magic powers that could help people feel better when they were sick. Many people from all over the world would come to visit this place during a time called the Middle Ages.

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