Book of Saints – Apollonia

detail of a stained glass window depicting Siant Apollonia with a pair of tongs and the palm of martyrdom, date unknown, artist unknown; Church of Saint Agatha, Bongard, Germany; photographed on 14 May 2011 by GFreihalter; swiped from Wikimedia CommonsArticle

(Apolline) (Saint) Virgin Martyr (February 9) (3rd century) A venerable Christian woman of Alexandria, who was burned to death after suffering many tortures. Her teeth were broken with pincers, and for this reason she is invoked against toothache and Is represented holding a tooth in pincers. Condemned to die at the stake, she is said to have leapt of her own accord into the flames (A.D. 249).

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Apollonia”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 25 July 2012. Web. 22 September 2018. <http://catholicsaints.info/book-of-saints-apollonia/>