Many Catholics might remember Saint Blaise's feast day because of the Blessing of the Throats that took place on this day. Two candles are blessed, held slightly open, and pressed against the throat as the blessing is said. Saint Blaise's protection of those with throat troubles apparently comes from a legend that a boy was brought to him who had a fishbone stuck in his ... continue reading

Many Catholics might remember Saint Blaise's feast day because of the Blessing of the Throats that took place on this day. Two candles are blessed, held slightly open, and pressed against the throat as the blessing is said. Saint Blaise's protection of those with throat troubles apparently comes from a legend that a boy was brought to him who had a fishbone stuck in his ... continue reading

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Purple Door with a cut-out Heart - Saint-Blaise, Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Purple Door with a cut-out Heart - Saint-Blaise, Neuchâtel, Switzerland

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It's from my upbringing, but St. Blaise crosses my mind now and then because of this throat problem.  I wish I had remembered his feast day last month!

It's from my upbringing, but St. Blaise crosses my mind now and then because of this throat problem. I wish I had remembered his feast day last month!

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Saint Blaise pray for us and carvers, veterinarians, and against throat disease, fever, edema and teething pain. Feast day February 3.

Saint Blaise pray for us and carvers, veterinarians, and against throat disease, fever, edema and teething pain. Feast day February 3.

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La rue Saint-Blaise avec, au bout, l'église Saint-Germain-de-Charonne, vers 1955. La vie de village...  (Paris 20ème)  Une photo de Jacques Boulas.

La rue Saint-Blaise avec, au bout, l'église Saint-Germain-de-Charonne, vers 1955. La vie de village... (Paris 20ème) Une photo de Jacques Boulas.

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Statue of Saint Blaise at Holy Trinity Column in Olomouc- Take time as Saint Blaise did to find out how you can help wild animals. Find out what is being done to support and protect the wildlife in your area. There is wildlife everywhere, even in cities. Even a birdfeeder can help God's creatures survive.

Statue of Saint Blaise at Holy Trinity Column in Olomouc- Take time as Saint Blaise did to find out how you can help wild animals. Find out what is being done to support and protect the wildlife in your area. There is wildlife everywhere, even in cities. Even a birdfeeder can help God's creatures survive.

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