Blessing of Throats Weekend Masses Feb. 2/3

St. Blaise and the Blessing of Throats

(at all Masses the weekend of February 2 & 3)

Two candles crossed and placed against the throat is what many of us remember from childhood. Who was the saint that we remember each year?

Saint Blaise was the bishop of Sebastea and a doctor. The first known record of the saint's life indicates that St. Blaise was known for helping patients suffering from objects stuck in their throat.

Saint Blaise is believed to begin as a healer then, eventually, became a "physician of souls." People often turned to Saint Blaise for healing miracles.