Happy Feast of St. Blaise
Happy Feast of St. Blaise!
Saint Blaise’s Story
We know more about the devotion to Saint Blaise by Christians around the world than we know about the saint himself. His feast is observed as a holy day in some Eastern Churches. In 1222, the Council of Oxford prohibited servile labor in England on Blaise’s feast day. The Germans and Slavs hold him in special honor, and for decades many United States Catholics have sought the annual Saint Blaise blessing for their throats.
We know that Bishop Blaise was martyred in his episcopal city of Sebastea, Armenia, in 316. The legendary
Acts of St. Blaise
were written 400 years later. According to them, Blaise was a good bishop, working hard to encourage the spiritual and physical health of his people. Although the Edict of Toleration (311), granting freedom of worship in the Roman Empire, was already five years old, persecution still raged in Armenia. Blaise was apparently forced to flee to the back country. There he lived as a hermit in solitude and prayer, but he made friends with the wild animals. One day a group of hunters seeking wild animals for the amphitheater stumbled upon Blaise’s cave. They were first surprised and then frightened. The bishop was kneeling in prayer surrounded by patiently waiting wolves, lions and bears.
The legend has it that as the hunters hauled Blaise off to prison, a mother came with her young son who had a fish bone lodged in his throat. At Blaise’s command, the child was able to cough up the bone.
Agricolaus, governor of Cappadocia, tried to persuade Blaise to sacrifice to pagan idols. The first time Blaise refused, he was beaten. The next time he was suspended from a tree and his flesh torn with iron combs or rakes. Finally, he was beheaded.
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Our parish Pro-Life Ministry prays on the second Thursday of each month at the abortion facility on General Pershing, This month will be on
There is a deep value of being there to pray with us. This is a place of such despair and helplessness. It is a place where God is “urgently needed”, so pro-lifers should be on hand to make themselves “available for the Holy Spirit to Use” Every time we go to pray we are faced with the reality of what is happening inside the building. We can’t solve it, but “GOD”, the one we pray to can. We ask him to guide us and through prayer and presence to save the lives of these innocent babies.
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All teens grades 10-12th are invited to join us for a 4-session series on
Authentic Femininity & Masculinity
. The series will take place in gender-exclusive small groups utilizing the YDisciple program.
Sunday, February 21 from 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Sunday, February 28 from 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 7 from 3-4:40 p.m.
Sunday, March 21 from 6:30-8:00 p.m.
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the deadline to register is Wednesday, F
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