Receive the Holy Spirit; whose sins you shall forgive, they are forgiven.  – Jn 20:22-23

Reflection. On the feast of St. Blase, we have our throats blessed.  The Holy Spirit cleanses us of every evil, in particular from diseases of the throat.  In this purgation we offer all our sins that they may be washed away forever.

Prayer. Lord Jesus, I bow before You in a spirit of thanksgiving.  I have been made clean so many times in my life.  Because of You I can now hold my head up high.