St. Blaise Feast day 3rd February.
Patron for sore throats & sick cattle. He was a physician before becoming a Bishop. The blessing of St. Blaise is a sign of our faith in God’s protection & love for us & for the sick. Using two crossed & unlighted candles, blessed on the memorial of St. Blaise or on the feast of the Presentation of the Lord, the minister touches the throat of each person, saying: Through the intercession of St. Blaise, Bishop & martyr, may God deliver you from all ailments of the throat & from every other evil, in the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.