Size: A little less than 3/4 inch
Material: Sterling silver
This beautiful medal shows St Catherine holding a palm branch representing a martyr’s death. Over her right shoulder is the sword that was used in her martyrdom. Behind her you can see the spiked wheel that was also used in her martyrdom and is her symbol in art.
St Catherine was a Roman convert to Christianity. She was educated in rhetoric; and at age 18, during the persecutions of emperor Maximus, offered to debate a group of pagan philosophers. As a result of her arguments, the pagan philosophers converted to Christianity and were martyred. Catherine was tortured and put into prison. The empress was intrigued by her; and when she went to visit Catherine, she was converted to Christianity and was martyred as well. Maximus ordered for Catherine to be tortured on a spiked wheel; but when she touched it, the wheel fell apart. She was then martyred by beheading.
St Catherine of Alexandria is the patron of:
The medal was cast in sterling silver from an antique medal in the Rosa Mystica Collection so it shows all the beauty and history of the original piece. It comes with a matching holy card in an organza gift bag, ready for gift-giving, and was made in the USA
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