Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Saint Apollonia. Virgin And Martyr. Feast Day, Today, 9 February.


Text from The Saint Andrew Daily Missal,
unless otherwise stated.

Saint Apollonia.
Virgin and Martyr.
Feast Day 9 February.

Simple.

Red Vestments.



English: Saint Apollonia.
Deutsch: Hl. Appolonia.
Magyar: Szent Apollónia.
Artist: Francisco de Zurbarán (1598–1664).
Date: 1636.
Current location: Louvre Museum, Paris, France.
Source/Photographer: 
The Yorck Project: 10.000 Meisterwerke der Malerei.
DVD-ROM, 2002. 
ISBN 3936122202. Distributed by DIRECTMEDIA Publishing GmbH.
(Wikimedia Commons)


Saint Apollonia, a Virgin of Alexandria, was arrested during a bloody Persecution of The Christians in 249 A.D. After having her teeth broken and torn out, she joyfully threw herself under the impulsion of The Spirit of God, into the fire prepared for her.

There, while her frail body was consumed on Earth, her very pure Soul was borne into Glory in Heaven (Collect).

Mass: Loquébar.



The Stained-Glass Window of Saint Apollonia,
Kingskerswell Church,
Devon, England.
Photo: 6 July 2010.
Source: Own work.
Artist: Smalljim.
(Wikimedia Commons)


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