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Other Names:
Saint Catherine of the Wheel and The Great Martyr Saint Catherine, Katherine of Alexandria
Country:
Egypt
Date of Birth:
c. 282
Date of Death:
c. 307
Feast Day:
25-Nov

Several stories have told that miracles have happened surrounding Saint Catherine during and after her time.

She is venerated as one of the most influential virginal saints and is recognized all over the world.

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 herself converted hundreds of people to Christianity. 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.[4]

The Orthodox Church venerates her as a Great Martyr, and celebrates her feast day on 25 November. In the Catholic Church she is traditionally revered as one of the Fourteen Holy Helpers. In 1969 the Catholic Church removed her feast day from the General Roman Calendar;[5] however, she continued to be commemorated in the Roman Martyrology on November 25.[6] In 2002, her feast was restored to the General Roman Calendar as an optional memorial.