Sunday, January 31, 2010

St. Blaise

Did you get your throat blessed today?!?!

O glorious Saint Blase, who by thy martyrdom didst leave to the Church a precious witness to the faith, obtain for us the grace to preserve within ourselves this divine gift, and to defend, without human respect, both by word and example, the truth of that same faith, which is so wickedly attacked and slandered in these our times. Thou who didst miraculously restore a little child when it was at the point of death by reason of an affliction of the throat, grant us thy mighty protection in like misfortunes; and, above all, obtain for us the grace of Christian mortification together with a faithful observance of the precepts of the Church, which may keep us from offending Almighty God. Amen.

As a footnote: This week I've decorated our home altar with two St. Blaise candles that a dear friend gave to me from her travels in Europe.

3 comments:

CH (CPT) Brian Stanley said...

I will bless throats on the feast of St. Blase, which, if memory serves me correctly, is on 03 FEB 2010.

Thanks for the reminder, however. Better early than late.

Catholic Teen said...

Yeah, his feast day is on Feb. 3. But most parishes (such as St. Mary's) distributed the blessing on Sunday.

all4JesusandMary said...

I got my throat blessed. :-)

~Emily~