Novena - Oremus
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Seidenspinner
From the Dominican breviary (1962) for today's feast:
"Catherine, a noble maiden of Alexandria, joined the study of the liberal arts to the zeal of faith. When she saw that Maximinus was condemning many Christians to punishment, she went to see him and told him with insistence that faith in Christ is necessary for salvation. The tyrant admired her good sense, and bade her stay with him. Calling …More
From the Dominican breviary (1962) for today's feast:
"Catherine, a noble maiden of Alexandria, joined the study of the liberal arts to the zeal of faith. When she saw that Maximinus was condemning many Christians to punishment, she went to see him and told him with insistence that faith in Christ is necessary for salvation. The tyrant admired her good sense, and bade her stay with him. Calling together some learned men from various places, he tried to convince her to go over to the worship of idols.
"But it was the opposite that happened. Several of these men were persuaded by Catherine's convincing arguments, and they embraced the faith of Christ, not hesitating even to die for it.
"Therefore, Maximinus tried to change Catherine's mind, first by flattery and then by torture. But when he got nowhere, he commanded her to be hit with an axe."
Rand Miller
She is a great model of courage. FYI-I usually ignore what the modern "scholars" say.