Saturday, June 6, 2009

A Prayer for Kim's Child, Saint Blase, Saint Michael The Archangel, and with CB's Little Sis and Nephew ariving in 20 days lets get out the Maps!

Kim's, (One of My most Frequent Posters, and Follower of Dutch Harbor Dirt From the start,) Daughter Ely is going in for Ear Surgery On Wednesday. Far Before there were Otorhinolaryngology Doctors there was Saint Blase. Lets all say a Prayer for Ely!

Blaise of Sebaste BM (RM), also known as Blase, Blasien, Biagio; Died c. 316.
Many Catholics might remember Saint Blaise's feast day, February 3, because of the Blessing of the Throats that take place on this day. Two candles are blessed, held slightly open, and pressed against the throat as the blessing is said.
Very few facts are known about Saint Blaise. It is believed he was a bishop of Sebastea in Armenia who was martyred under the reign of Licinius in the early fourth century.
The legend of St. Blaise tells us that he was born into a rich and noble family who raised him as a Christian. He became a bishop. Later, a new persecution of Christians began. He received a message from God to go into the hills to escape persecution. Hunters discovered a cave surrounded by wild animals who were sick. Blaise walked among them unafraid, curing them of their illnesses. The hunters recognized Blaise as a Bishop, so they captured him to take him back for trial. On the way back, he talked a wolf into releasing a pig that belonged to a poor woman. When Blaise was sentenced to be starved to death, the woman, in gratitude, sneaked into the prison with food and candles. Finally, the governor had Blaise killed.

Otorhinolaryngology is one of the few medical specialities which has a patron saint, Saint Blase (born 317-AD). He was a Doctor and Bishop in Sebaste, Armenia, and he suffered martyrdom under the rule of the Roman Emperor Licinio (Iliria 250 AD - Tsalonica 325 AD).

He was acknowledged as having the ability to protect people against throat infections, after curing a child who had choked on a fishbone. The feast of Saint Blase is on February 3rd, and it is celebrated all over the Western world.

Prayer in honor of St. Blaise
O GOD, deliver us through the intercession of Thy holy bishop and martyr Blase, 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.

And of Course My Go-to Saint, Saint Michael the Archangel.

Saint Michael the Archangel,
defend us in battle.
Be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil.
May God rebuke him, we humbly pray;
and do Thou, O Prince of the Heavenly Host -
by the Divine Power of God -
cast into hell, satan and all the evil spirits,
who roam throughout the world seeking the ruin of souls.

I know You will do Just Great ELY!!!

SO, I am planning out MAJOR activities for my sister and my Nephew when They are here. Don't worry, I will allow you to sleep a few hours a day...............LOL

But really, From Landing to take-off I got you pretty well booked...........

Alexander can not WAIT to meet You........especially If you give him Meat........

Calm Down, Pyramid is really not as tough as it looks............ And there is more.........Sea Glass, Long walks on the beach, Foxes, Whales, Sea Otters and Lions, Flowers, Birds, and Maybe even a hot spring or two!

Can't wait to see you two!!


mamawas said...

Thanks for the spiritual boot for Kim's Ely!!! I pray for wisdom for the doctors and healing for Ely too.

PS how long is the visit for from your siblings??

Elizabeth Douglas said...

Prayers for Ely Kim!!

I'm sure your sis and Nephew are going to have a fantastic time. I'm so glad you'll get to have your family visit you. (I love those horse pics especially. btw)

Fizz Wood. said...

I shall also say some prayers for Ely, (my go-to saint is St Catherine Labouré -who made the miraculous medals. and was fortunate enough to actually meet Our Lady.- I hope everything goes well!) xxx

and hope you have a fun time with the Siblings CB!

Kim said...

CB I really do love you to death. Thank you! I knew I could count on you to find the right saint! Thank you all for the well wishes.

Lil' Sis I hope you enjoy your trip up to DH. I know if I ever manage a trip up there Im calling CB and having him arrange the trip lol. He would do a much better job of it than any travel agent. For that matter any trip I take Im calling CB.

Dani said...

Your sis and nephew are in for a great time!! If only my brother was as nice to me... :(
lol your sis is very lucky

Country Girl (broke my thing again) said...

Good luck to the little miss! And that looks like a fun trip, CB!

And, was that Time Bandit purple I saw in a pic? LOL!

Reading said...

Blessing and Prayers for Ely...I've got more than a passing aquaintence with St Blase....I know your sister and nephew will have a blast....when are you going to find time to work while they are there...

MaryC said...

CB - You are just wonderful! I wish you were my brother too! St Blase got my son through a difficult time a few years ago and I just got cured of a vocal chord polyp that has caused laryngitis for a few years. I do believe, I do believe, I do, I do, I do!

Good luck to Ely and Kim, you have a bounty of good wishes and prayers sent your way!

sosland said...

Sending prayers to Kim's Ely from all of us in Captain Phil's Harris' Chat Room!

Carlisleboy said...

Check out the Blog Tomorrow sosland to see Freddie From The CM and his Wonderful wife. They Left on Vacation today an Of course I had to see them off.
They will be here about 10 days
ED and FiZZ
Anything for the Woman who got me the Mount and Dew me shirt!!
Someday I Am sure you will get here to see Junior...LOL
I am taking a Mini Vacation that week
Mary C
It is amazing isnt it?

Kim said...

Again I want to say thank you to everyone for their well wishes and prayers. it means a lot to me. She is not happy about the procedure and gets very mopey when we mention it. She smiled when I read all these well wishes. Im going to pick her up a stuffed crab Monday or Tuesday night to hold before and after. CB you are the best. I cannot thank you enough. Im always on the looking for fun things now for you.

Anonymous said...

That sunrise picture is phenomenal... Mind if I take it for some editing? I'll give you a copy of the finished version

Margrita said...

Blessing good thoughts, and prayers for Kim's Ely. Cb thank you for the wonderful information on Saint Blase. He helped a family member suffering from a nasty infection of the vocal chords. Awesome pictures CB they are so great. Your siblings are going to have a great time. You have so many great things planned for them.

Kim said...

not letting it sit at 13 sorry. bad juju

Carlisleboy said...

Sure Anirath!!
And Thank you Kim!!
Bad Bad Marg!!

Meghan said...

Hey, CB thanks for the education about a patron saint that I didn't know about. I wish her the best of luck and I hope that her operation goes fine.

Margrita said...

Hee Hee I just had to be bad 13 CB. It was my rebellious streak... LOL. Alexander made me do it ROTFL.