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WDTPRS 3 Feb: St. Blaise – life is dangerous business

COLLECT:
Exaudi, Domine, populum tuum,
cum beati Blasii martyris patrocinio supplicantem,
ut et temporalis vitae nos tribuas pace gaudere,
et aeternae reperire subsidium.
LITERAL TRANSLATION:
O Lord, graciously hear Your people
begging by means of the patronage of blessed martyr Blaise,
that you grant us to delight in … Continue reading

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WDTPRS POLL: 3 February St. Blaise Day Blessing of Throats

Our liturgical calendar is packed with wonderful opportunties for spiritual benefits.
Today there is a special blessing for candles (not just yesterday!) in honor of St. Blaise and then a blessing of throats.
I once stood for hours in the church in … Continue reading

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St. Blaise Day Blessing – WDTPRS POLLS!

Today is St. Blaise Day in the Latin Church.   It is a day traditionally associated with the special blessing of throats.
Specially blessed candles held in the form of an X or a relic of St. Blaise is placed at the … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: St Blaise blessing but not on 3 Feb

From a reader:
Our priest mentioned on Sunday that they will administer the traditional St. Blaise Blessing at the 8am mass today. He also noted that since many of us travel great distances and may not be able to attend, … Continue reading

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3 Feb: St. Blaise and the blessing of candles and of throats

I have posted this in the past, but there are many newcomers to the blog who may find this useful.
Every time I get my throat blessed on St. Blaise Day, I get a sore throat or bronchitis.  As a … Continue reading

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