St. Catherine of Alexandria

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November 28, 2021

St. Catherine of Alexandria (c. 282 - 305) lived during the reign of Emperor Maximinus, a virgin and martyr from Alexandria.

Life

According to legend, he did not want to participate as a Christian in the sacrifices made in honor of the idols, and he openly disobeyed the emperor's order. Therefore, they put him in prison and sent fifty learned men to win over the heathen, but the pious virgin defended his faith with such wisdom that all fifty became Christians. At first they wanted to smash it with a wheel with sharp knives, but it broke into pieces so they were beheaded. In Alexandria, Nov. 305. He died on the 24th or 25th. Its memorial day is November 25. The patron saint of high schools, philosophy and philosophers, lawyers, libraries, librarians and printers, wheel manufacturers, student girls, young students and women, nurses.

Your memory in Hungary

It is a poetic legend of St. Catherine of Alexandria, along with two minor prose lives of the same saint. Published by Ferenc Toldy, a replica of an old document (Pest, 1858). The first Hungarian edition of his legend is attributed to Pelbárt in Timisoara.

Churches dedicated to him in Hungary

Parish of St. Catherine of Alexandria (3321 Egerbakta, Bátori út 1) Parish of St. Catherine of Alexandria, Tabán (1013 Budapest, Attila út 11.) Parish of St. Catherine of Alexandria (6771 Szeged-Szőreg, Szerb u. 16.) Parish of St. Catherine of Alexandria (8052 Fehérvárcsurgó, Kossuth L. u. 1.) Parish of St. Catherine of Alexandria, Dág (2522 Dág, Ady Endre u. 1.) Benedictine Parish of St. Catherine of Alexandria (9089 Lázi, Kossuth L. u. 4.)

Notes

Resources

Pallas is a great lexicon Catherine, Alexandria, St. - Hungarian Catholic Lexicon. Internet version.

More information

Poetic legend of St. Catherine of Alexandria, ELTE Machine Book SAINT CATALIN OF ALEXANDRIA - István Diós: The life of the saints St. Catherine of Alexandria - Hungarian Courier NOVEMBER 25 - SAINT CATALIN OF ALEXANDRIA - Significant Days

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