The saint of the month- Apollonia, the saint with the smile

Posted February 8, 2018 4:14 am by Editor

The saint of the month- Apollonia, the saint with the smile

The first
time that I went to the dentist, when I was eight years old, my grandmother
told me not to be frightened. “St Apollonia is protecting you”. She showed me
the holy card of a girl with pincers and told me her story. In the third
century in Alexandria, Egypt, in the Pharos neighbourhood, a merchants’ caravan
stopped. When it departed, it was seen that a little girl in a basket had been
left behind. Forgotten or abandoned, the basket was picked up by two market
gardeners, a husband and wife with no children who took her for a gift from
heaven. That’s what she was. She

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