Blessing of the Throats

Blessing of the Throats

February 3, 2023 7:00pm

The Blessing of the Throats is celebrated on the Feast of St. Blaise. Saint Blaise was the bishop of Sebaste in Armenia during the fourth century. Very little is known about his life. According to various accounts he was a physician before becoming a bishop. His cult spread throughout the entire Church in the Middle Ages because he was reputed to have miraculously cured a little boy who nearly died because of a fishbone in his throat. From the eighth century he has been invoked on behalf of the sick, especially those afflicted with illnesses of the throat. (Catechism of the Catholic Church 1625)