02 February 2010

"By the intercession of St. Blaise..."

O Almighty God, who didst give to thy holy martyr and bishop St. Blaise boldness to confess the Name of our Savior Jesus Christ before the rulers of this world, and courage to die for this faith: Grant that we may always be ready to give a reason for the hope that is in us, and to suffer gladly for the sake of the same our Lord Jesus Christ; who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Update: the Deacons and I blessed more than eight hundred throats at the two Masses this morning.  I couldn't help but think that poor St. Blaise gets worked off his feet on this one day, and the rest of the year... nothing!