|Saint Catherine of Alexandria
“Do anything you have a mind to do! You will find me prepared to bear whatever it is!” she retorted boldly when faced with her death by beheading. During the fourth century, an inspiring legend was born. Supposedly, a young woman by the name of Catherine lived eighteen years in the Egyptian city of Alexandria. When challenged according to matters of her faith, she firmly held her ground. She converted hundreds of people that served her enemy, Maxentius, to Christianity. Proving that she was, in fact, a holy woman ordained by God, she summoned the help of her Lord when faced with adversity, and miracles were witnessed.
In this day and age, we have come to the realization that many of these phenomena probably never actually occurred. No documentation of any such events exists. Catherine’s legend consists of angels interfering in daily matters, and milk flowing from veins instead of blood. Highly unlikely? Perhaps. Whether...