Friday, February 03, 2006

February 3 - St. Blaise

Did you know....(from Saint-A-Day)

When the governor, Licinius, began to persecute the Christians, St. Blaise was captured. He was sent to prison to be beheaded. On the way, people crowded the road to see their beloved bishop for the last time. He blessed them all, even the pagans. A poor mother rushed up to him. She begged him to save her child who was choking to death from a fishbone. The saint whispered a prayer and blessed the child. He worked a miracle that saved the child's life. That is why St. Blaise is called upon by all who have throat diseases. On his feast day, we have our throats blessed. We ask him to protect us from all sicknesses of the throat. In prison, the saintly bishop converted many pagans. No torture could make him give up his faith in Jesus. He was beheaded in the year 316. Now St. Blaise is with Jesus forever.

I'll be working this weekend, so look for more updates next week. Have a Super weekend!


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