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The St. Catherine Experience for Graduate Students: St Catherine of Alexandria

This Guide is intended to give a foundation of knowledge to graduate students at St. Catherine University, focusing on it's history, community, and services

Our Namesake – Saint Catherine of Alexandria

Painting of St Catherine by Josse LieferinxeSaint Catherine of Alexandria – Our Namesake

Some of us come to St Kate's and never stop to think, "Just who IS she?"

Some of us do, however, so this page is dedicated to you. Explore the history, the mythology, and the art of St. Catherine of Alexandria:

From Wikipedia:

Saint Catherine of Alexandria, also known as Saint Catherine of the Wheel and The Great Martyr Saint Catherine is, according to tradition, a Christian saint and virgin, who was martyred in the early 4th century at the hands of the pagan emperor Maxentius. According to her hagiography, she was both a princess and a noted scholar, who became a Christian around the age of fourteen, and converted hundreds of people to Christianity. She was martyred around the age of 18. Over 1,100 years following her martyrdom, St. Joan of Arc identified Catherine as one of the Saints who appeared to her and counselled her.

Full entry found here: Catherine of Alexandria

image source: De Agostini Picture Library / G. Dagli Orti / The Bridgeman Art Library

St. Catherine of Alexandria in Print

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St. Catherine of Alexandria on the Silver Screen

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St. Catherine of Alexandria in Art & Poetry

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