This digital art print of Saint Blaise is the perfect addition to your home decor or a great gift for birthdays, Confirmation, or your friend with a cold!
If you do any research on St. Blaise, you will discover three main things: that he is associated with wolves or other wild animals, that he is almost always pictured with two candles, and he is associated with the throat. Why?
One story about Blaise says that he encountered an old woman whose pig had been stolen by a wolf. Blaise demanded that the wolf return the pig, and it did--unscathed!
Blaise was eventually imprisoned and by the governor of Cappadocia who found out he was a Christian. During his imprisonment, the woman whose pig he saved, in order to thank him for this act, brought him two candles to drown out the darkness of his cell.
Finally, St. Blaise was both a doctor and healer, and was known for helping patients who suffered from having objects stuck in their throats. During his imprisonment, the son of his jailer, the governor, was choking to death on a fishbone and was brought to Blaise. The governor begged Blaise to help him and Blaise miraculously saved the boy.
St. Blaise is the patron saint of throat illnesses, animals, wool combers, and wool trading.
- Feast Day: February 03