Next Saturday (3rd February) is the feast of St Blaise. Traditionally he is reported to be an amazing Saint. In the 3rd century he became a bishop in Sebastea in Armenia. It is said that he saved the life of a young boy who had a fish bone lodged in this throat. He became the patron of people with throat ailments. He was later arrested by the order of the Roman Governor of Cappadocia, Agnicolaus. Licinius was then the emperor of Rome and was slaughtering all Christian leaders who preached against his daubached life-style. Blaise was martyred in 316. His own throat was cut and he was beheaded. St Blaise is especially honoured today in Germany and France.

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