The excruciating life of Saints? Saint Anthony and Saint Philomena with Uma.

I love Saint Anthony!  Please pray for us. Today the feeling of you came to me today along with Saint Marcellenus also of the 3rd century.  Perhaps Saint Philomena gives me courage.  I love you precious patron whom Saint Philomena was martyred  during the Emperor Diocletian’s reign of terror.  The air strangely was scented with Egyptian blossoms and rich Mediterranean heady scents of pure figs which made my mouth water.  Wine of pomegranates and a chocolatey scent of dates.  

Sometimes and it may seem strange as I am so very strange.  Is it not true that thru suffering, illness, despair, cruelty and indifference we might all feel a bit at times buried alive?  Fear not the cowgirl Uma is here….  

But , without the seeming corruption of Tarrintino’s films?  I got the image yesterday of Uma Thurman in Kill Bill.  Not that it is nice to Kill Bill* But the tortures she underwent and escape from a coffin!  There is something very amazing about Saints and how do they combat these infectious forces?  How does the body combat invasion of pernicious diseases?  Of course it is always love which restores one to health and it’s intrinsic power. Yet?  I have I feeling that a cancer cell to a flu virus would not stand a chance against Uma if she were in charge of the blood cells.  I always think about how much she loved and wanted her baby. What she was willing to undergo to get back her baby!  Uma we love you and your tenacity. But?  I must always say Mr Tarrintino Catholic?  Please give David Mack credit for much of the Kill Bill story. His vision of women as outrageously heroic is refreshing yet … David Mack deserves a lot of credit for this storyline.

 Saint Philomena went through frightful torture for her love of Jesus. She is my Superhero Princess Virgin and Saint. Her story of arrows not being able to kill her and mystical arrows turning back onto their archers to angels rescuing her from a fate of drowning by anchors and more?  I thank  you for your blessings in my life especially during the prolonged  hospital emergency of a beloved where you intervened.  

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I digress, I know! I know, alas. I beg God for the communion of Saints to kick out all the joyless terror in this life.   I pray for your help in crucifying my own ego.

Saint Anthony the Great

3rd Century

Anthony is appealed to against infectious diseases, particularly skin diseases. In the past, many such afflictions, including ergotism, erysipelas, and shingles, were historically referred to as “St. Anthony’s fire.”

Painting of Saint Anthony, a part of The Visitation with Saint Nicholas and Saint Anthony Abbot by Piero di Cosimoca. 1480.

Feast 30 January (Eastern Orthodoxy = Tobi 22 Coptic 

17 January = Western Christianity

Attributes bell; pig; book; Tau cross[1][2]

Patronage Skin diseases, basket makers, brushmakers, gravediggers[3]

Anthony the Great or Antony the Great (ca. 251–356), also known as Saint Anthony, or ‘Anthony of Egypt’, Anthony the Abbot, Anthony of the Desert, Anthony the Anchorite, Anthony of Thebes, Abba Antonius (Ἀββᾶς Ἀντώνιος), and Father of All Monks, was a Christian saint from Egypt, a prominent leader among the Desert Fathers. He is celebrated in many churches on his feast days: 30 January in the Old-Calendar Eastern Orthodox Church and the Coptic Orthodox Church; 17 January in the New-Calendar Eastern Orthodox Church, the Bulgarian Orthodox Church, the Roman Catholic Church and the Coptic Catholic Church.

The biography of Anthony’s life by Athanasius of Alexandria helped to spread the concept of monasticism, particularly in Western Europe through Latin translations. He is often erroneously considered the first monk, but as his biography and other sources make clear, there were many ascetics before him.

Anthony was, however, the first known ascetic going into the wilderness (about A.D. 270–271), a geographical move that seems to have contributed to his renown.[4] Accounts of Anthony enduring supernatural temptation during his sojourn in the Libyan Desert inspired the often-repeated subject of the temptation of St. Anthony in Western art and literature.

Anthony is appealed to against infectious diseases, particularly skin diseases. In the past, many such afflictions, including ergotism, erysipelas, and shingles, were historically referred to as “St. Anthony’s fire.”

via Anthony the Great – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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