(February 1980) St Blaises’s Day

… that February 3rd is the feast day of the martyr, Bishop Blaize, and that, in addition to his better known attributes, he has been invoked for centuries on behalf of those who are ill. There is still in existence an observance called the Blessing of St Blaize asking God’s protection against afflictions of the throat.

Doubtless, Rob Evans had this in mind when he chose this week in which to abuse his digestion!