Santa CATERINA OF ALESSANDRIA (287 - 305) virgin and martyr. According to popular tradition was a beautiful young Egyptian, King Costa's daughter, who grew up in the liberal arts education, but remained orphaned little more than a child. He would have dreamed of the vision of the Madonna who put the ring on her finger in the mystical marriage that made her a nun; for this he would never marry, despite the many, remarkable proposals. During the celebrations of the new Governor in Alexandria, Catherine presented himself to a palace where idols worshiped and pagan sacrifices were celebrated, to which some Christians also attended, in the fear of persecution, and the saint sought to convince the governor to recognize Christ the Redeemer, supporting his convictions with faith, but also with great foo-osmosis depth. Infuriated by his inner strength, as well as by his beauty, the Roman wanted to save him, and charged a group of rhetoricians to persuade her to sacrifice to the gods, but instead she converted the intellectuals to Christianity. After condemning them all to death, the governor gave Caterina the last chance to save her, marrying her. She firmly refused, and condemned the terrible toss of the toothed wheel; the torture instrument, however, miraculously broke before the execution, and was finally decapitated. Commemoration on November 25th. Colored Etching, Italy 1886

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title: SANTA CATERINA OF ALESSANDRIA

subject date: 2017-11-02

caption: Santa CATERINA OF ALESSANDRIA (287 - 305) virgin and martyr. According to popular tradition was a beautiful young Egyptian, King Costa's daughter, who grew up in the liberal arts education, but remained orphaned little more than a child. He would have dreamed of the vision of the Madonna who put the ring on her finger in the mystical marriage that made her a nun; for this he would never marry, despite the many, remarkable proposals. During the celebrations of the new Governor in Alexandria, Catherine presented himself to a palace where idols worshiped and pagan sacrifices were celebrated, to which some Christians also attended, in the fear of persecution, and the saint sought to convince the governor to recognize Christ the Redeemer, supporting his convictions with faith, but also with great foo-osmosis depth. Infuriated by his inner strength, as well as by his beauty, the Roman wanted to save him, and charged a group of rhetoricians to persuade her to sacrifice to the gods, but instead she converted the intellectuals to Christianity. After condemning them all to death, the governor gave Caterina the last chance to save her, marrying her. She firmly refused, and condemned the terrible toss of the toothed wheel; the torture instrument, however, miraculously broke before the execution, and was finally decapitated. Commemoration on November 25th. Colored Etching, Italy 1886

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image century : XIX

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