Catherine of Alexandria
Feast Day: November 25
Patron Saint of attorneys, barristers, educators, jurists, lawyers, librarians, mechanics, millers, philosophers, potters, preachers, scholars, secretaries, spinners, stenographers, students, teachers, theologians, unmarried women
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Actual size: 12" x 18'
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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