Lisa Powell’s article brought to mind a poem I learned at my convent school, St. Mary’s Academy, in Milwaukee in the 1950s:
St. Catherine, St. Catherine, oh lend me thine aid,
And grant that I never shall be an old maid,
A husband, St. Catherine!
A good one, St. Catherine!
But anyone’s better than no one, St. Catherine!
A reminder of a vanished era…..