10.01.2007

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.

5 comments:

Special K ~Toni said...

I love kick as chicks!

Sorry you aren't feeling any better! Hopefully tomorrow will be the day!


ps- I have something for you on my blog!

Micki said...

REading about St. Apollonia reminded me to the saying "I don't think I could be a saint. I might be a martyr, if they killed me quickly." Guess St. Apollonia did get the "quick" treatment. Ouch.

Micki said...

Should have said she DIDN'T get the "quick" treatment. Still have to say "Ouch."

Momto5Minnies said...

How is the tooth?????

I had to laugh when I saw this. During my husband's very first RCIA class, they talked a bit about saints and mentioned this one. My husband looked at me and said "is this for real?". I never realized the number of patron saints, but mostly I did not know that for just about every profession or ailment, their was a saint.

Dymphna said...

Appollonia is my patron saint. Since I spend way too much time at the dentist I figure this is proof that God has a sense of humor.