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Catherine of Alexandria

November 27, 2010

Saint’s day–25th November

Patron saint of: Unmarried girls, Aalsum, apologists, craftsmen who work with a wheel, dying people, educators, girls,  jurists, knife sharpeners, lawyers, librarians, libraries, Balliol College, Massey College, maidens, mechanics, millers, milliners, hat-makers, nurses, philosophers, preachers, scholars, schoolchildren, scribes, secretaries, spinsters, stenographers, students, tanners, theologians, the University of Paris, haberdashers, wheelwrights and a handful of other things and places.

St Catherine was martyred for preferring to remain a spinster.

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