Saturday, February 02, 2008

St Apollonia...

Prayer to Practice What Jesus Taught

O Lord Jesus Christ, grant us a measure of your Spirit. Help us to
obey your teaching,
soothe anger,
cultivate pity,
overcome desire,
increase love,
cast off sorrow,
sun vainglory,
renounce revenge,
and not be afraid of death.
Let us ever entrust our spirit to the everlasting God who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and rules forever and ever. Amen.

St Apollonius of Rome, Senator, Apologist and Martyr (not by St Apollonia)

I was doing a Google search to find the Patron St. of teeth/ tooth pain for a new visitor to my blog who's suffering severe pain from an abscessed tooth. I then found this prayer by St. Apollonia and thought it much too beautiful not to post.

St. Apollonia, pray for Kim and for us as we suffer various pains, trials, sorrows, sicknesses. Thank you! Amen!

And I ask you other bloggers to please pray for Kim, too. Tooth pain can be excruciating. Pray for her too, as she is honestly seeking more of the deeper Truth of her Christian faith. She's only just visited me today and I found out from her profile that we share a mutual fondness for Jeeves & Wooster, (as well as the Early Church Fathers) so thank you for your prayers for Kim. If you can, stop over and say "hello" and see her lovely, welcoming blog. I know mouth/tooth pain can be a real pain after a gum graft 8 years ago! After the nitrous wore off, it was pretty darn uncomfortable for a few days!

Be sure to check out the Early Church Fathers link above. I just found it today and it's very interesting.


Scott said...

St. Apollonius of Rome who wrote the prayer is not St. Apollonia. The first was male, the second female. The name Apollonius ends in "us" which in Latin indicates a male noun. Apollonia ends in a which indicates a female noun. Also, Apollonius of Rome was a Senator. There were no female senators of Rome. And, Apollonia is listed among the virgin martyrs, virgin being a designation given only to female saints. So, beware of names that seem to be the same. They can be quite different.

Kim said...

Oh my! Susan, you certainly are good at making someone feel welcome and loved! Thank you for your prayers and for your passing on the request to St. Apollonia, who, from what I could find, knows a great deal about mouth pain, may the Lord bless her! It certainly is exciting knowing we are surrounded with the love of those who went before us, isn't it? ((hug))

Joyful Catholics said...

Thank you, Scott. I will amend that error. I was going all over the place so fast and furious this afternoon, and when I posted and then reread it, it seemed dubious to me, and was going to go check things and then got hungry and stopped for dinner. Thank you for your input, and for stopping by here. Bless you.

Joyful Catholics said...

Kim, you're welcome. I love to meet new seekers and people who love Jesus and His Church in this blog world. Peace~

Scott said...

Well, having made the same type of error many times myself I wanted to pass the info on. The only problem was that mine were on exams. It took me forever to get the masculine/feminine noun business in Latin. And the declensions...UGH!!!! But heck, I tried and did okay but I'll never be a big time Latin scholar.

Anyway, I like your blog. It's real. It's human. It's about good stuff. We need that. Thanks for blogging. Happy Presentation!