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Friday, February 03, 2006

ST. BLAISE: Good article on Tradition of Blessing Throats

"...While in prison, he miraculously cured a small boy who was choking to death on a fishbone lodged in his throat. Also, the woman whose pig had been saved brought St. Blaise candles so that his cell would have light and he could read the sacred Scriptures.

Eventually, Agricolaus condemned St. Blaise for upholding his Christian faith rather than apostatizing. He was tortured with an iron comb (an instrument designed for combing wool but was used here for shredding the skin) and finally beheaded."

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