St. Catherine of Alexandria
Patron Saint of Philosophers and Young Girls
Catherine was the daughter of Constus, the governor of Alexandrian Egypt, and her mother was a secret Christian.
Possessed of uncommon beauty and intellect, Catherine was educated in the sciences in her youth and, at the age of fourteen, was converted to Christianity by a vision and renounced the worship of false gods.
Four years later, Catherine came to the attention of the Emperor in a most surprising way.