Catholic Saints

Saint Blaise

  • Short, concise biography of Saint Blaise
  • History, Life, Biography, Facts and Information about Saint Blaise
  • Fast, concise facts and information about Saint Blaise
  • What is Saint Blaise the patron of?
  • Date of Death
  • How Saint Blaise is represented in Christian Art
  • Feast Day

The Patron Saint Blaise

What is the definition and the meaning of the Patron Saints and why were these people chosen to become patrons of causes, professions and countries?

The term 'Patron' is used in Christian religions, including the Roman Catholic religion, to describe holy and virtuous men and women who are considered to be a defender of a specific group of people or of a country.

There is a patron for virtually every cause, country, profession or special interest.

There are two categories of saints: martyrs and confessors.

Fast, concise facts and information about Saint Blaise
The following provides fast and concise facts and information:

  • The patron of Throat problems and the Wool trade and wild animals
  • Memorial Day / Feast Day: February 3rd
  • Date of Death: Saint Blaise died in A.D. 316
  • Cause of Death: Beheaded

Who or what is Saint Blaise the patron saint of?
Saint Blaise is the patron of Throat problems and the Wool trade. Meanings, definition and origins - a patron is considered to be a defender of a specific group of people or of a nation. There is a patron for virtually every cause, profession or special interest. Prayers are considered more likely to be answered by asking a patron for intercession on their behalf.

The Story and History of Saint Blaise
The story and history of Saint Blaise. Blase was a well educated Physician who became Bishop of Sebaste in Armenia. He was persecuted by Agricola, The famous Roman general, who ordered Blaise to renounce his faith. When Blase refused he was thrown into prison where he helped sick prisoners and famously saved a child who was choking on a fish bone. Blaise refused to renounce his faith and was tortured by having his fleash torn with wool combs. He was finally beheaded on the orders of Agricola.

Death of Saint Blaise
There are two categories of saints: martyrs and confessors. A Christian martyr is regarded as one who is put to death for his Christian faith or convictions. Confessors are people who died natural deaths. Date of Death: Saint Blaise died in A.D. 316. Cause of Death: Beheaded. 

Why is Saint Blaise the patron of Throat problems and the Wool trade?
Why is Saint Blaise is the patron of Throat problems and the Wool trade? He saved a child from choking and was tortured with wool combs being used to rip off his flesh.

Prayer for Healthy Throats to St. Blase

How Saint Blaise is represented in Christian Art
It is helpful to be able to recognise Saint Blaise in paintings, stained glass windows, illuminated manuscripts, architecture and other forms of Christian art. The artistic representations reflect the life or death of saints, or an aspect of life with which the person is most closely associated. Saint Blaise is represented in Christian Art with an iron comb.

Feast Day of Saint Blaise
The Feast Day of Saint Blaise is February 3rd. The origin of Feast Days: most saints have specially designated feast days and are associated with a specific day of the year and these are referred to as the saint's feast day. The feast days first arose from the very early Christian custom of the annual commemoration of martyrs on the dates of their deaths at the same time celebrating their birth into heaven.

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