Collection: St. Catherine of Alexandria in Prison

ARTIST: Museum Religious Art Classics


Artist: Paolo Veronese – c. 1615

The young saint is comforted by the dove of the Holy Ghost in her dark prison cell. At right are fragments of the wheel of execution, which dissolved at her touch, when Emperor Maxentius first tried to kill her. She was then martyred by beheading and holds the martyrs palm.

Her feast day is November 25.