Updated: Feb 9, 2022
Blaise is a French name even though it is originally Latin, meaning Lisp or Stutter or fiery man
The blessing of throats, invoking the intercession of St Blaisé, has become a very popular devotion. St Blaisé devoted the early years of his life to the study of philosophy and afterwards became a physician. He was ordained to the priesthood and made Bishop of Sebaste in Armenia, where he was seized and carried off to prison by Agricolous, the Governor.
On his way to prison, a distracted mother whose child was suffering from a disease of the throat implored his aid. At his intercession the child was cured and since that time his aid has been solicited in cases of similar diseases.
After cruel tortures, the Saint was beheaded in the year 316 AD. Through his intercession many have been cured of throat diseases or protected from them.
The priest in giving the blessing of St Blaisé, holds two candles in the form of a cross touching the throat, and prays through the merits and intercession of St Blaisé, the person blessed may be delivered from throat diseases and from every other evil. The priest says " Through the intercession of St Blaisé, Bishop and Martyr, may God deliver you from every disease of the throat, and from every other illness. In the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, Amen" 🙏🏾
Do not forget to attend Holy Mass today to receive the blessing of St Blasé' intercession. May St Blasé's intercession, become fulfilled in our lives as we receive protection from every form of throat diseases.
St Blasé, pray for us. Happy feast day to all Blasé'. 🙏🏾