Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Saint Catherine of Alexandria

Today is the optional memorial of St. Catherine of Alexandria.

St. Catherine was a 4th century martyr. The symbol commonly associated with her is a wheel or a wheel with knives, since she was set to be tortured on a wheel with pointed knives. It is said that the machine fell to pieces when she touched it. She was then beheaded.

Wagon wheel pasta with its wheel shape would be a fitting option for a meal today. I don't have a particular recipe in mind - any meal that would call for pasta would work to incorporate this symbol.

St. Catherine of Alexandria, Pray for Us!

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  1. I just love this idea Mary!! I went by the store today, after piking up a cake from the bakery :) to buy some of these noodles, but your local market didn't have them... Next year I will plan ahead and we will add this pasta to next years celebration! Thanks for posting!!