St. Blaise

St. Blaise was a physician and a bishop in Armenia. He healed men and animals alike. When a ruler began to persecute Christians, St. Blaise was arrested and thrown into prison for refusing to recant his faith. St. Blaise is said to have saved a child who was choking on a bone while he was in prison, which explains why he is the patron saint of healthy throats. St. Blaise died for his faith around the year 316.

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Catholic Review

Catholic Review

The Catholic Review is the official publication of the Archdiocese of Baltimore.