Blaise and Ansgar

Posted February 3, 2018 9:11 am by John Paul Meenan, Editor

Blaise and Ansgar

Saint Blaise, a bishop of ancient Sebastea (now in Turkey), as well as a physician, was tortured and martyred for the faith in 316 A.D., a scant three years after Constantine declared the faith legally sanctioned in Roman law. Sometimes, however, law takes some time to have its effect, to be promulgated and enforced, and persecution we will always have with us in one way or another.
While in prison, it is recounted that Blaise cured a young boy who was choking on a fishbone; hence, his intercession for ailments of the throat, and the blessing given in his name using

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