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Lightsabers and the Blessing of the Throats

Just for fun and for St. Blaise’s Feast Day today, here’s a little something from catholicmemes.com.


Through the intercession of St. Blaise, bishop and martyr, may God deliver you from every disease of the throat and from every other illness, in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

—Prayer from the Blessing of the Throats


Very little is actually known about this early Christian martyr, however. The first reference we have of him is in the medical journals of a court physician named Aëtius Amidenus, from the end of the fifth or beginning of the sixth century, where St. Blaise is mentioned as being called upon for treating objects stuck in the throat.

—from The Real Story Behind the Church’s Tradition of Blessing Throats


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