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The actual reason for the unusual veneration has not yet been made clear.
Most probably one ground was that according to the legend he was a physician and wonderful cures were ascribed to him; for this reason the faithful sought his help and intercession when ill.
We are so blessed to have discovered a best friend, and feel content by the intimacy and trust we have found together.
We are so thankful to be your children, adopted into your family, and so grateful to be living in your grace. Father God, Thank you for the privilege of love, intimacy and friendship.
The ninth-century martyrologies of Europe in their lists, which are accompanied by historical notices, give on 15 February the name of St. The historical notices concerning him in the above-mentioned martyrologies and synaxaria rest on the legendary Acts. Blasius was Bishop of Sebaste in Armenia and most of the acounts place his martyrdom in the reign of Licinius (about 316).
Help us to know each other more, to understand one another deeply and learn how to support and care for each other.
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In some dioceses is added: "in nomine Patris et Filii et Spiritus" and the priest makes the sign of the cross over the faithful.
May we have your vision as we soar above the everyday to glimpse the kingdom of heaven.
May we learn the truth of real beauty as we change and age together.