Saint Catherine of Alexandria, feast day November 25. Catherine was a virgin and martyr. She is the patron saint of philosophers and preachers.

Saint Catherine of Alexandria, feast day November 25. Catherine was a virgin and martyr. She is the patron saint of philosophers and preachers.

Caravaggio, Saint Catherine of Alexandria, 1598,  the light is so delicate in paintings by Caravaggio. The way he could paint was in strong contrast with how he lived his life.

Caravaggio, Saint Catherine of Alexandria, 1598, the light is so delicate in paintings by Caravaggio. The way he could paint was in strong contrast with how he lived his life.

Carlo Crivelli, 1476; St Catherine of Alexandria with her symbolic attribute, a wheel.

Carlo Crivelli, 1476; St Catherine of Alexandria with her symbolic attribute, a wheel.

Attributed to Perugino -- Virgin and Child accompanied by two angels, Saint Rose and Saint Catherine of Alexandria

Attributed to Perugino -- Virgin and Child accompanied by two angels, Saint Rose and Saint Catherine of Alexandria

Raphael–Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino (Italian 1483–1520) [High Renaissance] Saint Catherine of Alexandria, 1507-1508. National Gallery, London.

Raphael–Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino (Italian 1483–1520) [High Renaissance] Saint Catherine of Alexandria, 1507-1508. National Gallery, London.

St. Catherine of Alexandria Laminate Holy Card

St. Catherine of Alexandria Laminate Holy Card

Catherine of Alexandria Laminate Holy Card

The ring of St. Katherine which now depicts her martyred life as symbol; given to pilgrims of Mt. Sinai representing the virgin Saint.

The ring of St. Katherine which now depicts her martyred life as symbol; given to pilgrims of Mt. Sinai representing the virgin Saint.

Born to King Costus and Queen Sabinella, following right her Roman lineage; St. Katherine was studious and passioned savior delivering others from evil by protecting her wish to remain virgin despite worldly things and traditional views and idolization of others.

Born to King Costus and Queen Sabinella, following right her Roman lineage; St. Katherine was studious and passioned savior delivering others from evil by protecting her wish to remain virgin despite worldly things and traditional views and idolization of others.

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