Feast of St. Catherine Celebration

St. Kate's celebrates St. Catherine of Alexandria with prayer gathering and reflection in Our Lady of Victory Chapel.

About Saint Catherine

Saint Catherine of Alexandria was a fourth-century Alexandrian noblewoman and scholar who suffered martyrdom for her faith.

A well-educated young woman known for her eloquent defenses of Christianity, St. Catherine piqued the interest of Roman emperor Maxentius. The emperor sent his best scholars to debate her, but St. Catherine was so articulate in her arguments that she converted many of the emperor’s scholars to Christianity.

Today, St. Catherine serves as the patron saint of students, philosophers and scholars. For this reason, she was chosen by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet as the namesake of our University.

By Ansgar Holmberg, CSJ ’62