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Page 6 POST-GAZETTE, OCTOBER 18, 2013 Saint Ignatius of Antioch, Bishop and Martyr by Bennett Molinari and Richard Molinari all who refused to offer the prescribed sacrifice. Ignatius was instantly aware of the Ciao Bella, Saint Ignatius was a convert to the Faith at a young age. He was born in Syria about the year 50 AD. Ignatius is one of the five Apostolic Fathers (the earli- est authoritative group of the Church Fathers). More than one of the earliest ecclesi- astical writers has given credence, though apparently without good reason, to the legend that Ignatius was the child whom the Savior took up in His arms, as described in Mark 9:35. It is also be- lieved, and with great prob- ability, that, with his friend Polycarp, he was among the disciples of the Apostle St. John. If we include St. Peter, Ignatius was the third Bishop of Antioch, a See he governed for forty years. According to an account entitled "Martyriumignatii," written by Philo deacon of Tarsus, and Rheus Agath- opus, a Syrian, who accom- panied Ignatius to Rome, the following events took place in the ninth year of the reign of the emperor Trajan. Flushed with victory over the Scythians and Dacians, Trajan attempted to unite his empire by decreeing that the Christians should join with their pagan neighbors in the worship of the pagan gods. A general persecution was threatened, and death was named as the penalty for dangers that this impossible decree threatened. He em- ployed all the means within his reach to ignore the decree of the emperor. The efforts of Ignatius, not to comply with the decree be- came known to the Roman authorities. He was soon arrested and led before Trajan, who was then visit- ing Antioch. Ignatius was accused by the emperor him- self of violating the imperial edict, and of inciting others to do so. He was then ordered to be put in chains and sent to Rome where he would be put to death in the Colos- seum by wild beasts, a spec- tacle for the people. Ignatius wrote of the ter- rible trials he endured dur- ing his journey to Rome. In his letter to the Romans, he wrote, "I fight with wild beasts, by land and sea, by night and by day, being bound amidst ten leopards, even a company of soldiers, who only grow worse when they are kindly treated. Despite all this, his journey was a kind of triumph. News of his fate, his destination, and his probable itinerary had gone swiftly before him and in several places along the road his fellow-Christians greeted him wi.th words of comfort and reverential homage. According to Christian leg- end, after Ignatius' martyr- dom by lions in the Colos- seum, his remains were carried back to Antioch by his companions and were interred outside the city gates. The reputed remains of Ignatius were moved by the Emperor Theodosius II to the Tychaeum or Temple of Tyche, which had been converted into a church dedicated to Ignatius. In 637 the relics were trans- ferred to the Basilica di San Clemente in Rome. The feast day of Saint Ignatius of Antioch is celebrated on October 17a. i iiiiiiiii iiiiiiiiiiiii iiiiii i i Most of the time we take the "little" things we use in our daily lives for granted. Imagine life without a Nail File? When you're done clip- ping your claws what would you do to shape and smooth them? Marie Antoinette was obsessed with her pencil like pumice stone that she used to file and shape her nails. She started a feminine trend in the French Court of Versailles where the ladies were admired for their well- shaped nails. A foot doctor in the 1830s designed the "orange stick" from a dental tool that woman used to file their nails. Thank you, Dr. Sitts! At a time before this dis- covery, women used many methods to take down long nails including acids, differ- ent metals and scissors! Yikes! In my nail-tech pro- fession I treat Natural Nails All. THAT ZAZZ by Mary N. DiZazzo Nail Files -- An Important Tool! gently as enhancements to a person's hands. The modern Nail File was developed at the end of the 19th century. There are many kinds of Nail Files depending on the need of what one desires. The "old fashion" emery board may still be popular however, if you are trying to grow nails, I would consider them too course with a tenancy to dry out the natural nail. When filing always use light strokes in one direction only. Crystal files are best for home use and are quite durable. Also known as a glass file, they are made of tempered glass and have a granular surface best used on Natural Nails. Buffers have a light abra- sive and are used to bring nails to a high-shine. Files used professionally by mani- curists are also a great find for home use as they are designed to the needs of each individual with many grit surfaces to choose from. When choosing a file for your Natural Nail make sure the grit (surface) is extra fine. Your toenails may need a medium grit since they are usually tougher. Files are an important treasure in our everyday lives. Now go out to your fay salon and get a professional manicure and experience a fine treat! Buena giornata and God bless the United States of America! -- Mary DiZazzo-Trumbull Tresca, one of the North End's most exceptional dining destinations, is gen- erously joining with Team Ttevor to host a special fund- raising event on Tuesday, October 29ta, from 6:00--9:00 pm, to benefit research for Cystic Fibrosis. For a $25 donation, guests will enjoy a selection of passed hers d'oeuvres show- casing Tresca's Italian deli- cacies, a cash bar, raffle prizes and an auction fea- turing Red Sex and New England Patriots' memora- bilia, goodies from Dunkin' Donuts and more. Plus, every guest will receive a complimentary $25 Tresca Gift Card to be used during a future visit. Special celebrity guests for the evening will include Fundraising Friend-Raising Help Fight Fibrosis with Special Guest "Boston's Finest" Jennifer Penton MICHAEL C EMETE RY C RE MATO RY 500 Canterbury Street The Respectful Way, Boston, MA 02131 617.524.1036 Serving the Italian Community www.stmichaelcemetery.com for Over 100 Years! On Sale Now! THE NORTH END Where It All Began The Way It Was by Fred Langone SALE PRICE $19.95 Plus Shipping & Handling On Site at The Post-Gazette 5 Prince Street, North End, Boston,/VIA Boston Police Officer Jen- nifer Penton, featured on TNT's reality-docudrama Loved Ones The Post-Gazette accepts memorials throughout the year. Please call 617-227-8929 series "Boston's Finest." (Season Two of "Boston's Finest" debuts on TNT on November 26Q) Team Trevor (A 501c3 Charity Resolved to Cure and Control Cystic Fibrosis) is named for a bright young man whose daily medical rou- tine would make most people grow weary. Diagnosed with CF when he was only five months old, Trevor is now a bright fourteen-year-old who knows that the future of all CF patients lies in life- saving research and medi- cal programs. Trevor will be on hand at Tresca to serve as "Celebrity Chef" for the night. Cystic Fibrosis is a genetic disorder that causes severe lung damage and nutritional deficiencies in approximately 30,000 children and young adults nationwide. Cur- rently there is no cure. The "Boston's Finest" Jennifer Penton answer lies in new research. Tresca is located at 233 Hanover Street in Boston's North End. Space is limited. For further information and tickets, please visit tre scateamirevor, eventbrite, com/ or call 207-518-8880. Valet parking will be available. Boston Harborside Home Joseph A. Langone 580 Commercial St. Boston, MA 02109 617-536-4110 www.bostonharborsidehome.com Augustave M. Sabia, Jr. Trevor Slauenwhite Frederick J. Wobrock Dino C. Manca Courtney A. Fitzgibbons A Service Family Affiliate of AFFS/Service Corporation International 206 Winter St., Fall River, MA 02720 Telephone 508-676-2454 Read prior weeks' "All That Zazz" columns at www.allthatzazz.com. Mary is a third-generation cosmetologist and a Massachusetts distributor of Kosmea brand rose hip oil products. She may be contacted at (978) 470-8183 or mary@mary4nails.eom.