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Imprisoned, tortured and sentenced to death by Emperor Maxentius, St. Katherine for surpassed the intelligence of her opponents debating her virtuous views that helped converted 200 additional Christians. Her death took place on a broken spiked wheel which now serves emblematic in honorary of her death, also later beheaded.

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How to Do Encaustic Painting

Oldest surviving image of the Madonna, Saint Catherine's Monastery, Mount Sinai, 6th century

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Scuola Ecclesia Mater: "Sancte Míchaël Archángele, defénde nos in proélio: ut non pereámus in treméndo judício" (Allel.) - IN DEDICATIONE S. MICHAËLIS ARCHANGELI

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