Feast of St. Blaise, bishop, physician and martyr. Bishop of Sebastea in historical Armenia. Patron of animals, builders, drapers, choking, veterinarians, throats, infants, Dalmatia, Dubrovnik, stonecutters, carvers, and wool workers. Blessing of the Throats is today.

Feast of St. Maurus

Feast of St. Maurus, Benedictine Founder.  Roman Noble, first disciple of St. Benedict of Nursia.  Founder Glanfeuil Abbey. Patron of cripples, charcoal burners, cobblers, coppersmiths, shoemakers and the Azores.  Invoked against fever rheumatism, epilepsy, gout, hoarseness and cold.