Two feastdays this week. (There will be a short theology exam at the end of the year)!
"This child is destined for the falling and rising of many in Israel, and to be a sign which men will refuse to acknowledge, so that the inner thoughts of many will be revealed". Luke 2:34-35
Also known as Candlemas Day, so called because in the Catholic and Anglican churches, it is the day when all the candles to be used during the year are blessed. (Except at my church, where the priest forgot, so we are completely changing the Christian calendar and having it on another day instead. When he remembers).
Feast of St. Blaise and the Blessing of Throats
Before she went to school I always took the Foootball Fanatic to Mass on this day (see post above) and we always had the Blessing of Throats:
"May God at the intercession of St. Blaise preserve you from throat troubles and every other evil.
She's never had any trouble with her throat and neither have I!