Today is the feast of Saint Blaise. We took our version to get his throat blessed at mass this morning. It's good having a little 'Blaise' on our side to ward off the cold and flu bugs. He's kept us healthy so far! Be blessed!
As you can see, Blaise does not always have saintly behavior! Blaise's name, however, comes from a saint whose feast day we observe every February. St. Blaise is known for blessing throats, as he once saved a young boy choking on a fish bone. He also is the patron saint of wild animals. Perhaps he can intercede on behalf of our cat? We expect that our Blaise will have lots of spunk, just like the saint he's named after!