With, considering how much pounding, ultrasonic scraping, and scraping with curettes happened yesterday afternoon, surprisingly little discomfort in those upper regions. I believe we were hastening through the process in the last eleventh and twelfth hours of the three appointments-long cleaning. Three cavities that need to be filled or refilled, and a new post has to be installed and then crowned; the insurance will pay for the former and perhaps (I hope) some aspect of the latter procedure. This would be the first occasion since my retirement when I anticipate having to spend a decently large amount from my own pocket.
It is the feast of the the martyr bishop Saint Josephat (Catholic Encyclopedia, Wikipedia, Introibo) but I missed Holy Mass from Paris because it was streamed at 0200. Once Advent begins I will be making a point of following the Sunday and feast day Masses at that hour again but until then I will continue my post-Corpus Christi 'holiday' from 'em. I had been rising at 0100, saying Matins, then the Paris Mass, then Lauds, and then proceeding with the day-- now that I can go to Mass really downtown am not quite sure how 'proceeding with the day' is going to go. An early night on Sundays, perhaps.
The exact origin of the term blackhead is unknown. The patron saint of the Brotherhood of Blackheads is the black Egyptian Christian Saint Maurice whose head is also depicted on the Brotherhood's coat of arms. Whether the patron saint was chosen because of the name, or whether the saint precedes the name remains unclear.
Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One, have mercy on us!From winds, hunger, fire, and war, save us, Lord!From sudden and unprovided death, save us, Lord!We sinners, we beseech Thee, O God, hear us, Lord!Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One, have mercy on us!