Basic Information
Name

Blaise of Turkey

Feast Day

February 3

Short Bio

Born to rich nobility, he became a bishop in Armenia. He retired during the reign of Diocletian, and hid away as a hermit in the forests of Argeus. His peace and solitude attracted the local animals, which he healed and nurtured. Upon discovery, the Roman governor imprisoned him and tortured him to recant his faith. In prison, he famously saved a child from choking on a fish bone. Miraculously unable to down him, they tore him with combs and beheaded him.

Died

316 AD

Patron of

Animals, builders, choking, veterinarians, throats, infants, Maratea, Italy, Sicily, Dalmatia, Dubrovnik, Ciudad del Este, Paraguay, Rubiera, stonecutters, carvers, wool workers

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Personal
Born in

Armenia (Turkey)

Gender

Male

Form of Passing

Martyr

Roles

Bishop, Hermit, Martyr, Royalty / Nobility

Century

4th Century

Vocation

Priesthood

Canonization Status
Canonization

Pre-Congregation Canonization

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