The St. Blaise novena runs from January 25th through February 2nd, his feast day is February 3rd! He is one of the Fourteen Holy Helpers, and is the patron of ailments of the throat, and of children. I'm going to be using this novena as an opportunity to ask St. Blaise to intercede on behalf of my two children. A full list of his patronages can be found at SQPN.
If you'd like to pray along, here are the prayers (from EWTN):
Novena in Honor of St. Blaise
Almighty and Eternal God! With lively faith and reverently worshiping Thy Divine Majesty,
I prostrate myself before Thee and invoke with filial trust Thy supreme bounty and mercy.
Illumine the darkness of my intellect with a ray of Thy heavenly light and inflame my
heart with the fire of Thy divine love, that I may contemplate the great virtues and
merits of the saint in whose honor I make this novena, and following his example imitate,
like him, the life of Thy divine Son. Moreover, I beseech Thee to grant graciously,
through the merits and intercession of this powerful Helper, the petition which through
him I humbly place before Thee, devoutly saving, "Thy will be done on earth as it is
in heaven." Vouchsafe graciously to hear it, if it redounds to Thy greater glory and
to the salvation of my soul. Amen.
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.
Invocation of St. Blaise
St. BLASE, gracious benefactor of mankind and faithful servant of God, who for the love of
our Savior did suffer so many tortures with patience and resignation; I invoke thy
powerful intercession. Preserve me from all evils of soul and body. Because of thy great
merits God endowed thee with the special grace to help those that suffer from ills of the
throat; relieve and preserve me from them, so that I may always be able to fulfill my
duties, and with the aid of God's grace perform good works. I invoke thy help as special
physician of souls, that I may confess my sins sincerely in the holy sacrament of Penance
and obtain their forgiveness. I recommend to thy merciful intercession also those who
unfortunately concealed a sin in confession. Obtain for them the grace to accuse
themselves sincerely and contritely of the sin they concealed, of the sacrilegious
confessions and communions they made, and of all the sins they committed since then, so
that they may receive pardon, the grace of God, and the remission of the eternal
My LORD and my God! I offer up to Thee my petition in union with the bitter passion and
death of Jesus Christ, Thy Son, together with the merits of His immaculate and blessed
Mother, Mary ever virgin, and of all the saints, particularly with those of the holy
Helper in whose honor I make this novena.
Look down upon me, merciful Lord! Grant me Thy
grace and Thy love, and graciously hear my prayer. Amen.