Saint Catherine of Alexandria (c.4th century), Blessed Virgin Mary

November 25, 2017
Saint Catherine of Alexandria (c.4th century), Blessed Virgin Mary

 Readings of the day: RB 46Mass: 1 Maccabees 6:1-13; Resp. Psalm 9; Luke 20:27-40 Miracle of the Wheel
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The Basilica of San Clemente in Rome is a wonder to behold; a must for any visitor to the eternal city. Enter a XII century basilica filled with magnificent frescoes and mosaics, explore a IV century basilica, then descend into a 1st century pagan temple. One fresco I always admired was a fresco depicting the legend of Catherine of Alexandria, located in the Castiglione Chapel on the level of the XII century basilica. Catherine refused to worship idols, was condemned to be broken on the wheel—the wheel broke instead, and was eventually beheaded.
Living and true God,may we be strengthened in faith and firmnessto do your holy will.
SAINT CATHERINE OF ALEXANDRIA,PRAY FOR US.

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