Tuesday, February 3, 2009
Source: Apostleship of Prayer
A Catholic View has a mini-bio of St. Blaise:
Blaise has been extremely popular for centuries in both the Eastern and Western Churches and many cures were attributed to him, notably that of a child who was suffocating through a fish bone being caught in his throat. In 1222 the Council of Oxford prohibited servile labour in England on his feast. He is one of the Fourteen Holy Helpers. He is invoked for all throat afflictions, and on his feast two candles are blessed with a prayer that God will free from all such afflictions and every ill all those who receive this blessing. (Read entire article here)
Coincidentally, ACTUALLY THERE ARE NO COINCIDENCES IN MY VIEW, I woke up this morning with a stripped throat, discomfort in that area!!! Now, I know whom to call upon for intercession...