On Saturday, the blood of the early Church martyr Saint Januarius liquefied in Naples, announced Archbishop of Naples Cardinal Crescenzio Sepe.

“Dear friends, dear all the faithful, once again with joy and emotion I inform you that the blood of our holy martyr and patron St. Januarius has liquefied”

Cardinal Sepe gave the news to a mostly empty Cathedral of the Assumption of Mary on the feast of Saint Januarius because of coronavirus restrictions, received by applause from those inside and outside the cathedral.

He also said the blood had “completely liquefied, without any clots, which has happened in past years,” calling the miracle a “sign of God’s love, goodness, and mercy, and of the closeness, the friendship, the fraternity of our Saint Januarius.”

He ended his address, saying: “Glory be to God and veneration to our saint. Amen.”

The blood last liquefied in May, while the city of Naples was under coronavirus lockdown.

You can learn more about The Blood Miracle of St. Januarius here.

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  1. Praise be to God! Thank you, Saint Januarius, for your heroic virtue. Bless the Faithful in Naples, Italy and worldwide with true fervent belief in Paradiso! Let many Catholics spend one hour in Eucharistic Adoration as frequently as possible, for the conversion of sinners on earth and for the release of souls in Purgatory. God’s Will be done. Guardian Angels direct our minds, hearts, hands. Amen.

    Anima Christi: Soul of Christ, sanctify me. Body of Christ, protect me. Blood of Christ, fill me. Water from the side of Christ, purify me. Passion of Christ, strengthen me. O good Jesus, hear me. Within Your wounds hide me; never permit me to leave Thee. From the evil one defend me. In my last hour, call me. And bid me come to Thee, and with your saints and angels praise Thee, throughout eternity. Amen.


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