Feast Day of Saint Blaise and the Blessing of Throats

February 3rd is the feast day of Saint Blaise, bishop of Sebaste in Armenia during the 4th century. Blaise was a physician before becoming a bishop. Tradition holds that he was to have miraculously cured a child who nearly died because of a fishbone caught in the throat. From the 8th century on, Saint Blaise has been invoked on behalf of the sick,... [Read more...]

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