Oil Dedicated to St Blaise 7 (Patron for Infants)
St Blaise 7 (Patron for Infants) from A Blessed Call To Love, Ireland.
Saint Blaise, also known as St. Blase or Saint Blasius, a well-known saint in the Catholic Church and is venerated as the patron saint for various causes, including infants and children. His feast day celebrated on February 3rd.
St. Blaise was a bishop in the city of Sebastea, located in present-day Turkey, during the 4th century. He known for his deep faith and his miraculous healing abilities. According to tradition, St. Blaise once saved a boy who was choking on a fishbone by blessing his throat, which led to his association with the patronage of infants and children.
St. Blaise’s intercession often sought for the protection and well-being of children, especially during times of illness. Many Catholics believe that he can help alleviate ailments and safeguard children from harm. On his feast day, the Blessing of the Throats is a popular custom where the priest blesses the congregants’ throats using two crossed candles, symbolizing St. Blaise’s healing intervention.
It’s important to note that while St. Blaise a beloved saint and patron for infants and children, the Catholic Church recognizes that all children under the protection of God and can prayed for by anyone, regardless of the specific patron saint associated with their well-being.
St. Blaise’s devotion to God, his miraculous healing powers, and his compassionate nature have made him a beloved figure, especially among parents and those caring for infants. His intercession sought for the well-being and protection of children, and his feast day continues to celebrated as a reminder of his unwavering faith and benevolence.