Saints Catherine, Michael, George…

saint catherine of alexandria

As with Saint George and Saint Michael, there are those who doubt the existence of other saints such as the Great Saint Catherine of Alexandria. What’s to be done?

saint michael

Seeing my post on Saint George the Dragon Slayer on this, his feast day, a priest wrote in just now about what he had done:

As I wrote to a friend […] who denied the existence of St Catherine of Alexandria (mutatis mutandis):

“When you stand before the judgment seat of God and the scales of justice are perfectly balanced between your good deeds and your bad, St Catherine will come, having plucked but one tiny feather from a wing of St. Michael the Archangel, and place it among your bad deeds and you shall be damned for evermore in the flames of Hell.”
Wow. I love that. And then, from Jesus:
“At the judgment, the men of Nineveh will arise with this generation and condemn it, because they repented at the preaching of Jonah; and there is something greater than Jonah here. At the judgment the queen of the south will arise with this generation and condemn it, because she came from the ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and there is something greater than Solomon here” (Matthew 12:41-42 nab).
And I would add this amidst confusion regarding the confusion of Amoris laetitia:
  • The men of this generation who have accepted into their lives the enthralling love and mercy of Jesus in that which befits such love and mercy, repentance, contrition, amendment… these men will arise to condemn this generation, for they also had the love and mercy and truth of Jesus crucified and risen before them, and they did not accept him, but turned away in self-referentiality, self-congratulation, into casuistic mind-games of self-absorbed neo-Pelagian sycophantic following of the Promethean gods of our day.
So, there we have it. Jesus will come to judge the living and the dead and the world by fire. Amen.

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2 responses to “Saints Catherine, Michael, George…

  1. Liz

    Today at Holy Communion (at the center of the communion rail, as close as I could get to the relics of St. Philomena, contained in our high altar) I was offering my Holy Communion for seminarians and then my guardian angel nudged me to pray for you as well so I offered it for you too. Happy Feast days, Father George!! Thank you for all that you do. God bless you!

  2. meshugunah

    My son is named for St Michael the Archangel. (Somehow, we knew this kid was going to need his help!) By way of background, my son was diagnosed in his late teens with schizophrenia. Well, a few years ago, he flipped his car while trying to avoid hitting another vehichle, went over a guardrail and landed upside down in a creek – all as a result of the voices and delusions that are part of his illness. Mike had a medallion of St Michael on the sun visor of his car at the time. The car was pancaked. The Med-E-Vac copter was summoned. Traffic was halted. The first three First Responders on the scene were all named Michael, and they found our Mike shaken, but unharmed, except for very minor scrapes and bruises! The car was a total loss. Never did find the St Michael medallion – guess he’s gone on to help another driver! (FWIW, Mike has since voluntarily given up his driver’s liscense…)
    NO ONE can tell ME St MIchael and Guardian Angels aren’t Real people!
    Deo Gratias!

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