Prayer is an essential tool for healing and is an excellent source of comfort, courage and strength for those who are suffering. During times of illness, disease or a life challenge, nothing is more important than to offer prayer and to join with others in assurance of these prayers.
In addition to prayer, the Saints protect us against harm, help strengthen our faith and offer spiritual guidance and healing. They are our models of prayer and their intercession helps present powerful prayers of healing to God on our behalf.
Our Patron Saints of Healing line offers hope and comfort to those who seek healing through the intercession of the Saints. Each holy card and medal set includes a high-quality prayer card that contains novena prayers specific to the affliction, a short biography of the patron saint and an oxidized silver patron saint medal.
Holy Card: Full-Color Cardstock 2 1⁄2" W x 4" H (closed)
Saint Medal: Oxidized Silver 1" H
Includes a full-color holy card with two healing prayers, a saint biography and an oxidized silver patron saint medal.
Saint Apollonia was born in the third century and lived in Alexandria, Egypt. She spent her entire life preaching the word of God and risked persecution for her faith.
In 249 AD, Saint Apollonia was finally captured and brought before a pagan court to be tried. When the judge asked her name, she courageously replied, "I am a Christian and I love and serve the true God." Saint Apollonia's persecutors became enraged and turned to torture. She stood firm in her faith and refused to give up during the painful ordeal of having her teeth smashed with pincers and then knocked out. The persecutors then told her that if she did not deny Jesus, she would be thrown into a raging fire. Rather than deny her faith in Jesus, she jumped into the burning fire herself. When the pagans saw how heroic she was, many were converted to Christianity.
Saint Apollonia is recognized today as the patroness of those who suffer from dental disease or toothaches. Her feast day is February 9th.
Saint Apollonia, Pray for Us. -- Paper/Oxidized Metal -- Card: (closed) 2 1/2" W x 4" H; (open) 5" W x 4" H; Medal: 1" H