"The soul truly in love with God never fails through laziness to do all in its power to seek God's Son, the Beloved "
--St. John of the Cross, The Spiritual Canticle
Feast of St. BlaiseO God, deliver us through the intercession of Thy holy bishop and martyr Blaise, from all evil of soul and body, especially from all ills of the throat; and grant us the grace to make a good confession in the confident hope of obtaining Thy pardon, and ever to praise with worthy lips Thy most holy name. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.
--From the Novena Prayer to St. Blaise