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Catherine of Alexandria

Feast Day: November 25

Catherine of Alexandria plaquePatron Saint of attorneys, barristers, educators, jurists, lawyers, librarians, mechanics, millers, philosophers, potters, preachers, scholars, secretaries, spinners, stenographers, students, teachers, theologians, unmarried women

About the imagery:

Catherine sits at her desk, writing. Behind her is a lily (for purity), a book (for scholarship), and a lectern (for oratory skills). An Egyptian cat (symbolizing independence) sits in front of a window showing the famous lighthouse of Alexandria (one of the world's “Seven Wonders”), symbolizing enlightenment. 

Catherine is framed by a circle, symbolizing the infamous wheel. A border is formed by lotus flowers, the Egyptian symbols of rebirth. On the right are hieroglyphs depicting a bee (for industry), an owl (for wisdom), and the scales of justice.

 

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