Today we celebrate the the Feast of St. Blaise. St. Blaise is the Patron Saint against throat diseases, since legend states that a boy was brought to him who had a fishbone stuck in his throat. The boy was about to die when Saint Blaise healed him. Traditionally today is a day when you can have your throat blessed at Mass. Feast days like today always make me grateful for the beautiful traditions and prayers of our Church!
Saint Blaise, pray for us that we may not suffer from illnesses of the throat and pray that all who are suffering be healed by God's love. Amen.