c. 316 AD
He was not canonized. He was proclaimed a
saint by early Christians because of his
January 16 (Armenian Apostolic)
February 3 (Roman Catholic)
February 11 (Eastern Orthodox)
February 11 (Greek Catholic)
Patron Saint of:
Veterinarians, throats, infants, animals, stonecutters, carvers, wool workers, Sicily
Prayer in Honor of St. Blaise
deliver us through the intercession
of Thy holy bishop and martyr Blaise,
from all evil of soul and body,
especially from all ills of the throat;
and grant us the grace
to make a good confession
in the confident hope of obtaining Thy pardon,
and ever to praise with worthy lips
Thy most holy name.
Through Christ our Lord.
Prayer to St. Blaise
O glorious St. Blaise,
who by your martyrdom left to the Church
a precious witness to the Faith,
obtain for us the grace to preserve
within ourselves this divine gift, and to defend,
without concern for human respect
both by word and example,
the truth of that same Faith,
which is so wickedly attacked
and slandered in these our times.
You miraculously restored a little child
who was at the point of death
because of an affliction of the throat.
Grant us your mighty protection in similar misfortunes.
And, above all, obtain for us
the grace of Christian mortification,
together with faithful observance
of the precepts of the Church,
which keep us from offending almighty God.