Virgin and Martyr

Born in Alexandria (Egypt), at the age of eighteen she stood out for her philosophical knowledge and for her in-depth studies on the Christian religion. She appeared before Emperor Maximilian and blamed him for his cruelty towards the Christians. She disputed with a large number of pagan philosophers and converted many of them to the faith. Therefore, after several torments, her head was cut off. She is the heavenly Patroness of philosophers and lawyers.

V/. Saint Catherine.
R/. Pray for us.