3 February: Feast of Saint Blaise

3 February: Feast of Saint Blaise

3 February: Feast of Saint Blaise. Saint Blaise was an early-fourth-century physician from Armenia. He was also the bishop of Sebastea. Most stories of his life were written 400 years after his martyrdom in the Acts of St. Blaise. Blaise was known to be a good bishop,...
Some Food for Thought on Sacramentals

Some Food for Thought on Sacramentals

Some Food for Thought on Sacramentals, Particularly Holy Water, Blessed Salt and Blessed Oil The Sacramentals: Christ in Daily Life by Fr Philip Weller In the ordination service, the Church, through the bishop, anoints and blesses the hands of the newly made priest,...
27 January: Saint Angela Merici

27 January: Saint Angela Merici

27 January: Saint Angela Merici. Born in 1474 in northern Italy, Angela Merici dedicated herself to God early in life. Her parents died when she was only ten years old. She and her elder sister went to live with an uncle. When her sister also tragically died, without...