Tuesday, February 23, 2021

St. Blaise, Bishop of Sebaste (Comm. Feb. 24/Feb.11)

We pray to St Blaise Bishop of Sebaste (Comm. Feb. 24/Feb. 11) for the health of domestic animals, and for protection from wild beasts. The saint healed sick animals by laying his hands upon them. A destitute widow complained to him of her misfortune. A wolf had carried off a small pig, her only possession. The bishop smiled and said to her, “Do not weep, your pig will be returned to you...” To the astonishment of everyone, the wolf came running back and returned his prey unharmed.

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