Text from The Saint Andrew Daily Missal,
unless otherwise stated.
Virgin and Martyr.
Feast Day 9 February.
English: Saint Apollonia.
Deutsch: Hl. Appolonia.
Magyar: Szent Apollónia.
Artist: Francisco de Zurbarán (1598–1664).
Current location: Louvre Museum, Paris, France.
The Yorck Project: 10.000 Meisterwerke der Malerei.
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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).
The Stained-Glass Window of Saint Apollonia,
Photo: 6 July 2010.
Source: Own work.
THE SAINT ANDREW DAILY MISSAL