February 3 - Saint Blase


We always associate St. Blase with the throat. According to legend, one day a mother went to see him asking for help for her son who was suffocating with fishbone. The saint healed him by making the sign of the cross. When St. Blase was imprisoned later for his faith, the same woman brought him food and candles. This is where the tradition of applying two candles to the throat, while at the same time invoking the saint came from. What one swallows is important, but more important is what you say.

How do you use your words? Can you heal and comfort with them?


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