Catherine of Alexandria, Saint

Catherine of Alexandria, Saint
Catherine of Alexandria, Saint
Article on the virgin and martyr. In the Middle Ages, one of the most popular saints

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  • Catherine of Alexandria, Saint —    The legend of St. Catherine of Alexandria is believed to have been invented to provide the faithful with an exemplar of Christian moral virtue. According to this legend, Catherine was born in Alexandria to a pagan patrician family related to… …   Dictionary of Renaissance art

  • Catherine of Alexandria, Saint — died с early 4th century, Alexandria, Egypt; feast day November 25 Early Christian martyr. According to tradition, she was a learned girl of noble birth who protested the persecution of Christians during the reign of the Roman emperor Maxentius.… …   Universalium

  • Catherine, Monastery of Saint —    Famous fortified monastery built by Justinian I (q.v.) at the base of Mount Sinai to protect the monks who tended a church on the site of the Burning Bush. Catherine of Alexandria, martyred in 305, became the monastery s patron saint in the… …   Historical dictionary of Byzantium

  • Catherine of Alexandria — Infobox Saint name=Catherine of Alexandria imagesize=250px caption= Saint Catherine of Alexandria by Caravaggio, c. 1598 titles = Martyr and Virgin birth date=ca. 287 death date=ca. 305 birth place=Alexandria, Egypt… …   Wikipedia

  • Saint Catherine of Alexandria (Raphael) — Infobox Painting| title=Saint Catherine of Alexandria artist=Raphael year=c. 1507 type=oil on wood height=72.2 width=55.7 city=London museum=National Gallery Saint Catherine of Alexandria is a painting by the Italian Renaissance artist Raphael.… …   Wikipedia

  • Catherine of Alexandria — Saint, A.D. c310, Christian martyr. * * * …   Universalium

  • Catherine of Alexandria — Saint, A.D. c310, Christian martyr …   Useful english dictionary

  • Catherine of Alexandria — (? fourth century)    Legendary Saint and Martyr.    She is said to have made a protest against the persecution of Christians and in consequence was herself broken on the wheel. The legend only became current in the tenth century, but she was… …   Who’s Who in Christianity

  • St. Catherine of Alexandria —     St. Catherine of Alexandria     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► St. Catherine of Alexandria     A virgin and martyr whose feast is celebrated in the Latin Church and in the various Oriental churches on 25 November, and who for almost six centuries… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Church of Saint Catherine of Alexandria — File:Topolcianky kostol1.jpg Churchl of saint Catherine of Alexandria. Church of Saint Catherine of Alexandria Location The church of St. Katarina is located in Slovakia, in the village Topoľčianky. It is considered one of most beautiful baroque… …   Wikipedia

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