THE FOURTEEN HOLY HELPERS - CATHERINE OF ALEXANDRIA
The Fourteen Holy Helpers are a group of saints venerated together in Roman Catholicism because their intercession was believed to be particularly effective against various diseases.
This group of "helpers in need" originated in 14th century Rhineland, due largely as a result of the epidemic that grew to become the Black Death, but their veneration spread almost as quickly as the plague.
Saint Catherine of Alexandria, often better known as Saint Catherine of the Wheel and The Great Martyr Saint Catherine was, according to tradition, was martyred in the early 4th century at the hands of the pagan emperor Maxentius.
When she was tied to a wheel and burnt alive.
She was, According to her hagiography, or her CV to use modern parlance, a
Christian saint and virgin, she was both a princess and a noted scholar.
She was around the age of fourteen when she became a Christian, and she personally converted hundreds to Christianity.
St Joan of Arc claimed Catherine appeared to her more than a thousand years after her martyrdom.
Her patronage protects against sudden death and her feast day is November 25th.