Saint Catherine of Alexandria
St. Catherine of Alexandria was a princess born in the year 287 in Egypt. During that time, Emperor Maxentius was brutally persecuting Christians. Catherine visited him to denounce his cruelty. Hundreds, including the emperor’s own wife, were inspired by her eloquence and faith. The furious Maxentius ordered Catherine be executed by “breaking wheel.” When Catherine touched the wheel, it shattered to pieces! Maxentius then ordered her beheading. A martyr for her faith, young Catherine’s legacy lives on.