St. Catherine (Patron of Teachers)

Saint Catherine Medal

Patron Saint: Teachers

Prayer of Saint Catherine:

St. Catherine,
Most blessed and favored patron saint, Thou who sought the truth with perseverance, loved the truth in humility, taught the truth in charity, and defended the truth with courage, pray for us. Obtain for us the grace to persevere in truth, to be a light in the darkness of the times in which we live,
and to convey to others, both in our written words and in our actions,
the responsibility, wisdom, and knowledge to proclaim the truths of our holy Faith as proclaimed by the Church. O holy virgin and bride of Christ,
whose letters inspired, guided, and led the Church to renewal and transformation, obtain too for us the grace to live the truth, the patience to endure the trials and hardships, to carry our Cross in the spirit of prayer and self denial, and to defend the Church in its hour of crucifixion.
We ask these in Christ's name, Amen.

Name Means: Pure One

Born: Late 200 AD

Died: 305 AD, Alexandra Egypt

Additional Patronages: Librarians

Why she is venerated by the Holy Roman Catholic Church:

Visions of Christ

Martyr by beheading

Converted many to Christianity over paganism

Protected by Angels

Divine communication with St. Joan of Arc

Virgin

One of the Fourteen Holy Helpers