St Blaise (Saint Biagio) Pewter Medal
Saint Blaise (also known as Saint Biagio) medal in nickle & lead free pewter.
Blaise (or Biagio in Italian) studied philosophy and became a doctor in Sebaste in Armenia. When the bishop of the city died, he was chosen to succeed him and became a very popular governor. From being a healer of bodily ailments, he became a physician of souls, then retired for a time, by divine inspiration, to a cavern where he remained in prayer. As bishop of Sebastea, Blaise instructed his people as much by his example as by his words, and the great virtues and sanctity of the servant of God were attested by many miracles.
St Blaise's patronages include wild animals, builders, choking, infants, veterinarians, throat ailments, Italy, Sicily, stonecutters, carvers and wool workers.
Size: 2.5cm tall including the top loop.
The medal comes with a steel split-ring through the loop on top so it is ready for use.