«Saint Catherine of Alexandria, with the Defeated Emperor» [Probably the left wing of a triptych], by the Master of the Legend of Saint Lucy (Netherlandish, active Bruges), ca 1482 (Philadelphia Museum of Art)

Saint Catherine of Alexandria, with the Defeated Emperor Probably the left wing of a triptych Master of the Legend of Saint Lucy, Netherlandish (active Bruges), active c. 1470 - c. 1500 Made in Netherlands,c.

Saint Catherine Laboure, she ran her father's household from age 8, worked as a hospital volunteer, became a nun in the Sisters of Charity - and then received a vision of the Blessed Virgin Mary which led to the creation of the Miraculous Medal

Saint Catherine Laboure ~ ~ member of the Daughters of Charity, striker of the Miraculous Medal, and visionary. For this reason, God picked me out. Patron saint of pigeon fanciers and pigeons

Saint Catherine of Alexandria, feast day November 25. Catherine was a virgin and martyr. She is the patron saint of philosophers and preachers.

Saint Catherine of Alexandria, also known as Saint Catherine of the Wheel and The Great Martyr Saint Catherine is a Christian saint and virgin, who was martyred in the early century at the hands of the pagan emperor Maxentius.

Saint Catherine and Saint Barbara (pair), c. 1520, Master of the Holy Blood (Netherlandish)

Saint Catherine and Saint Barbara (pair), c. 1520 Master of the Holy Blood (Netherlandish) tempera on wood panel, Framed: x x cm

Saint Catherine of Alexandria by Carlo Crivelli, 1476.

Carlo Crivelli - Saint Catherine of Alexandria, This panel showing Saint Catherine of Alexandria is part of the large 'Demidoff Altarpiece' made for the high altar of San Domenico in Ascoli Piceno, east central Italy.

Detail from Saint Catherine of Bologna with Three Donors   by the Master of the Baroncelli Portraits around 1470-1480. Held by the Courtald Gallery, London, UK.

Late century costume ~ Master of the Baroncelli Portraits ~ Saint Catherine of Bologna with Three Donors (detail) ~

Byzantine Icon of Saint Catherine of Alexandria (Her feast day is today 25th Nov)

Byzantine Icon of Saint Catherine of Alexandria (Her feast day is Nov) note branch and flower in hand

St. Catherine of Siena. Philosopher, theologian, greatly respected for her spiritual writings and boldness to "speak truth to power," and a Doctor of the Church.

Catherine of Siena The Roman Catholic Church creates the first female Doctors of the Church, Saints Catherine of Siena and Teresa of Ávila.

Detail of the "Virgin and Child with Saints Catherine of Alexandria and Barbara" by Hans Memling (Netherlandish, active by 1465, died 1494), 1479.

Brugge Hans Memling 1465 - 1494 / Virgin and Child with Saints Catherine of Alexandria and Barbara", oil on wood.

Imprisoned, tortured and sentenced to death by Emperor Maxentius, St. Katherine for surpassed the intelligence of her opponents debating her virtuous views that  helped converted 200 additional Christians.  Her death took place on a broken spiked wheel which now serves emblematic in honorary of her death, also later beheaded.

Description Icon of Saint Catherine of Alexandria Date century Source Saint Catherine's Monastery, Mount Sinai, Egypt

Carlo Crivelli, 1476; St Catherine of Alexandria with her symbolic attribute, a wheel.

Carlo Crivelli ~ St Catherine of Alexandria with her symbolic attribute, a wheel (detail) ~ 1476 ~ ~ Polyptych of San Domenico ~ National Gallery, London.

Reliques saintes Catherine d'Alexandrie de fierbois Le premier manuscrit citant Sainte-Catherine-de-Fierbois est un ouvrage du XVe siècle : Vie de sainte Catherine dans lequel est relaté le premier miracle de cette dernière.

Reliques saintes Catherine d'Alexandrie de fierbois Le premier manuscrit citant Sainte-Catherine-de-Fierbois est un ouvrage du XVe siècle : Vie de sainte Catherine dans lequel est relaté le premier miracle de cette dernière.

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