Thursday, November 25, 2010
Feast of St. Catherine of Alexandria
Disputation over the body of St. Catherine.
These days, art historians, modern hagiographers and monastics often propose the legend that angels carried the body of the saint to Sinai is a myth, and that it is more likely that monks translated her relics to Sinai. Monastic life was once referred to as the angelic life, hence the theory angels(monks) removed the relics to the monastery of St. Catherine's in Sinai. They say similar things about the Holy House of Loreto. Poor materialistic souls.
Anyway - In addition to being Thanksgiving in the U.S., this day is also the feast of Catherine of Alexandria, the saint, and her namesake - the very angelic, Cathy of Alex. Happy feast day Cathy!
Art: St. Catherine being carried to Mt. Sinai by Henri Lehmann