Saint Apollonia, Pray For Me.
My face still hurts. It has been 4 days since my root canal and although my tooth no longer hurts, I still look like that kid in the movie "Mask" starring Cher.
I decided to look up the patron saint of toothaches and found that it is Saint Apollonia. After reading her story, I vowed to stop complaining about my tooth.
St. Appollonia had all of her teeth broken out of her head with a pair of pliers when she would not renounce her Christian faith and when her persecutors threatened her with being burned at the stake, well St. Apollonia jumped into the flames herself!
Let me tell you something. The way my tooth hurt, if I had all of my teeth broken in my head... I would jump into a fire as well to make it stop hurting.
St. Apollonia was one tough chick.
Ignoring dirty laundry to entertain you on Monday, October 01, 2007