Monday was the Feast of St. Blaise, about whom we know very little. We have only this very brief entry in the : … [Feast of] St. Blaise, bishop and martyr, who suffered for the name of Christ in Sabaste in Armenia under the Emperor Licinus.
That "" probably needs to be rendered as "for the name of Christ" along the lines of rendering or as, respectively, "the Lord’s Day = Sunday" or "the Lord’s Prayer". It is entirely possible, of course, just to keep it literal and say, "for the Christian name", which would be pretty much the same thing in the balance.
Either way, he was killed because as a Christian Blaise professed belief in Christ.
We can take away from this prayer the serious message that life is often dangerous. The word means “support, assistance, aid, help, protection” and often in liturgical Latin “help”. Either way, sets up a stark contrast between the life we have now and the life to come. Even the phrase about enjoying the peace of this life, indicates subtly how precarious everything is in this earthly existence which Catholics are accustomed to call a “vale of tears”.
may God free you from illness of the throat and from any other sort of ill.
In the name of the Father, and of the Son + and of the Holy Ghost. Amen.