Saint for the Day - November 25 - St. Catherine
Catherine was a noble
virgin of Alexandria. Before her Baptism, it is
said, she saw in vision the Blessed Virgin 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.
Saint for the Day - St. Catherine of Alexandria
Read about the Saint for today - November 25 and spare a thought for family or friends who might suffering from ill health or are experiencing times of trouble.
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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