Cusp-a point of transition, as from one historical period to the next;
the borders between the twelve astrological signs.
You are considered to be "on the cusp" if you were born
within a day or two of the beginning or end of any sign.

The Rocky Mountains, Lander's Peak, 1863; Albert Bierstadt

03 February 2010

Wednesday of the Fourth Week in Ordinary Time

Blase, Bishop and Martyr

Saint Blase was the bishop of Sebaste in Armenia during the fourth century. His cult spread through out the entire Church in the Middle Ages.

hear the prayers of your martyr Blase.
Give us the joy of your peace in this life 
and help us to gain the happiness that will never end.

from Christian Prayer

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