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Catholic News Herald

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020518 Deacon Andy CiloneFOREST CITY — Immaculate Conception Church in Forest City observed the devotion of the Blessing of the Throats Feb. 3, the feast of St. Blaise.

Deacon Andy Cilone administered the Blessing of the Throats with candles he had acquired at the Church of St. Blaise in Dubrovnik, Croatia.
St. Blaise is the patron saint of the city of Dubrovnik.

— Photo by Giuliana Polinari Riley, Catholic News Herald