Prayers, Quips and Quotes: St. Apollonia, Feast Day February 12

The feast day of St. Apollonia is celebrated on February 12. She is the patron saint of dentists and invoked by those suffering from toothaches.

St. Apollonia died a martyr in the year 149.  She suffered under the persecutions of Emperor Philip.  She was tortured in the attempt to make her renounce her faith.  When she refused, her persecutor hit her in the face, knocking out all of her teeth.

When the torture continued, she was threatened with death by fire.  She willingly jumped into the flames to her death.

“The prize with which God rewards our self-abandonment is Himself.”

Quote of St. Teresa of Calcutta, Feast Day September 5

February is the Month of the Passion of the Lord

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