St. Blaise Medals
Saint Blaise is the patron saint of throat ailments, veterinarians, and wild animals.
While St Blaise was the bishop of Sabastea, he decided to hide from what have been certain martyrdom in a cave. It just so happened that this cave was inhabited by wild animals whom he cared for in exchange for them sharing their shelter with him.
It is said that Saint Blaise, at the appeal of a local woman, convinced a wolf to return a pig that it had stolen unharmed. Another story tells of how St Blaise saved a young man by helpng to remove a fish bone from his throat.
Prayer to Saint 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. Amen.